Sask. trade minister "concerned" over NAFTA talks

Sask. trade minister

Trump, too, was confident Wednesday that a deal could be on the way. "He has not got any approval to negotiate a bilateral deal with Mexico", Herman said.

"I would say that we are concerned about how this negotiation has proceeded". "It's an agreement that a lot of people said couldn't be done".

"They've been very bad to our farmers, particularly to our dairy farmers". "The free-trade agreement should remain as it was originally conceived".

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland was upbeat in Washington after meeting US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, saying that "detailed" discussions to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement as a three-nation deal would begin the following day.

Encouragingly, there are only a "handful" of topics to discuss in trade talks that are "not insurmountable", but the Canadian team needs to "lace up their skates and come prepare to compromise", Greenwood said.

Canada and the United States are making progress and could have a deal by Friday on a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

Consequently, that gives Trump only four business days to reach an agreement with Canada for its inclusion in the U.S. -Mexico trade deal.

To make that happen, given the 90-day US notice requirement, signatures are needed on an agreement by the end of August - ie.

Through an interpreter, Pena Nieto reminded Trump four times Monday that he hoped Canada would be part of an eventual trilateral agreement.

The U.S.is emphasizing the Friday deadline, but there's some wiggle room.

The administration wants Congress to approve at least $25 billion to build a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border. After six years, though, the countries could decide to renew it for an additional 16.

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He said the Fed will continue to raise interest rates, but noted that the US central bank sees no clear sign of inflation accelerating above 2 percent.

After a year-long negotiation process, the US and Mexico on Monday agreed to a deal to replace NAFTA. We solved the first part of this equation.

The Friday deadline is meant to start the mandatory 90-day waiting period soon enough that the outgoing Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto, would be able to sign the agreement. His left-wing successor, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, takes office at the beginning of December.

No, Congress has jurisdiction over trade and has to ratify any new trade agreement inked by the administration.

"We believe this is a positive development for Canadian auto parts suppliers since the North American automotive industry will stay intact, and Mexican assembly plants will need to source parts from high-wage jurisdictions such as the USA and Canada", BMO Capital Markets analyst Peter Sklar wrote in a note to clients.

"Mexico has used every trick in the book to wipe out #Florida vegetable growers". Marco Rubio said on Twitter. Trump told reporters at the White House.

Progress toward repairing trade ties with allies comes as Washington's efforts to get trade talks with Beijing back on track have foundered.

The American Farm Bureau has said lobbied for a rewrite of NAFTA to eliminate or reduce Canadian tariffs on dairy, poultry eggs and wine, as well as recently implemented barriers to imports of ultra-filtered milk. Rona Ambrose, who once led the Conservatives after Trudeau's election in 2015, urged him to dig in on the issue.

Shortly after Trump's first State of the Union address, in which he barely mentioned energy issues, API's Mark Green urged the administration in a blog post to recognize how the US oil and gas industry has benefited from NAFTA, specifically, by opening markets for USA crude, natural gas and finished products.

Daniel Dale is the Star's Washington bureau chief. The U.S. dollar recovered ground against the yen, trading up 0.1 percent at 111.23 yen JPY=.