Donald Trump to inform Congress of Nafta talks next week: Mexico

17 May, 2017, 12:51 | Author: Celia Hoffman
  • Francois-Philippe Champagne Minister of International Trade speaks to reporters at a Liberal cabinet retreat in Calgary Alta. Monday Jan. 23 2017. The Trudeau government says it expects the Trump administration to quickly trigger the process that

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, along with Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo, are among officials in Washington this week who are scheduled to meet U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

All three have vowed to help shrink chronic US trade deficits through stronger enforcement of USA trade laws and to negotiate deals that boost USA exports without leading to jobs and factories migrating overseas. But will President Trump change trade deals to make North American citizens and workers better off-or just business?

16 de mayo de 2017, 00:22Ottawa, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is ready to face the announced renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Mexico, confirmed federal officials today.

"The meetings will give members the opportunity to meet directly with Ambassador Lighthizer and discuss how Congress can work with the administration to advance a strong pro-growth trade agenda, including ideas to modernize NAFTA", said Julia Lawless, communications director of the Senate Finance Committee.

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If the letter was delivered to Congress this week, according to the required 90-day period of consultation, the earliest talks could begin between the U.S., Canada and Mexico would be late August.

Donald Trump will go down as one of the great presidents in American history, says his new trade czar. Some countries, including Japan, have been exploring options to revive TPP without the United States.

The Republican senator wants the Trump administration to revamp the agreement, not end it.

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