Mexico economy minister eyes U.S.-Canada deal by Friday

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Negotiators from the two countries planned to meet again late into the night, she said. "It won't be fine for Canada".

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's lead NAFTA minister, met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington after a series of back-to-back meetings last week failed to yield an agreement.

Speaking to dozens of supporters at a posh banquet hall, he said he believes his party won the 2015 election by putting out a message of positivity.

Despite Trump's tough talk, that U.S. negotiators have made a decision to keep negotiating is due primarily to the fact that Congress has underlined that any revised deal must include both Canada and Mexico, The NYT noted.

The terms as spelled out in the draft deal "would turn North America from a quasi-permanent free-trade area into a quasi-temporary free-trade area", says Stan Veuger, a resident scholar in political economy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

President Donald Trump participates in an agricultural roundtable with members of Congress and state in April 2018.

"We're not going to accept that we should have to sign a bad deal just because the president wants that", Trudeau told Edmonton radio station CHED.

Trump almost tore up the NAFTA pact a year ago after visiting farmers in Wisconsin, a major US producer of dairy products that Washington says has been hurt by Canadian protectionism. The chapter allows companies to have their differences settled by independent arbiters - something Trump views as an infringement of US sovereignty. "We'll walk away and not sign a deal rather than sign a bad deal for Canadians". "We'll see, and that depends on the kinds of negotiations we have", he said.

After Friday, the time frame became more complex, he added. "He made some important comments".

Meanwhile, Mexico's chief NAFTA negotiator said he expects the United States and Canada to finish NAFTA talks by this weekend, clearing the way for a final trilateral deal next week.

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Trump is embarking on a high-stakes gamble, cutting a deal with Mexico first, in hopes of forcing Canada to acquiesce. "But I think certainly we were always intending to take as long as it was going to take", said a government source who declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the situation.

The emergence of the cultural exemption as a bone of contention at this stage in the talks surprised those who have followed NAFTA closely.

Richard Trumka, the president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO, ) said Sunday that Canada needs to be on board, alongside the USA and Mexico, due to existing economic integration across the continent.

She said it was never brought up except in one context: pushback by Americans who complained about the Canadian regulator's decision to end the practice of swapping out American ads for Canadian ones in the big broadcast, a decision that undercut the National Football League and Superbowl producers' ability to sell ads at a higher price.

His annual report on barriers to US trade this year singled out the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's decision in 2015 to ban the long-time practice of Canadian advertisers inserting their ads into the Super Bowl broadcast over the more popular American ones.

The new rules went into effect in time for the Super Bowl in February 2017.

However, Canada and the USA did not meet the negotiating deadline, and talks are to continue this week. "The United States is exploring avenues to address these concerns", Lighthizer wrote.

Last year, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., joined a bipartisan group of House members to send a letter to President Trump advocating for "swift action to ensure Canada upholds dairy trade agreements".

A week ago, the USA and Mexico reached an agreement on revisions to the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Trump and the unions alike have criticized as a "disaster" (in Trump's words) or "devastating" (in Trumka's) for US workers.

The overall goal is to reach a deal by December 1 so Congress can give its approval to a new NAFTA before Mexico's new president takes office. She compared the trade negotiation to the advice a midwife gave her on giving birth: "You never knew for sure how many contractions it would take to give birth to your child but you knew that each contraction was one contraction closer to the end".

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