Friday, 19 October, 2018

Donald Trump won't wait for Canada, new NAFTA sent to Congress

What is the 'new Nafta' and why was the old one controversial? Trump optimistic about Nafta talks with Canada
Lindsey Cook | 01 September, 2018, 17:43

"I think people have noticed that our government's approach is always to stay constructive, positive, to engage on the substance of issues and to demonstrate that we understand that the path forward is one of making sure that there's win-win-win on all sides", Trudeau said.

U.S. President Donald Trump has set a Friday deadline for the three countries to reach an agreement, which would allow outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to sign it before he leaves office at the end of November. Canada's Chrystia Freeland said in a briefing Friday afternoon that a "win-win-win agreement is within reach". And every time we have a problem with a point, I just put up a picture of a Chevrolet Impala, ' Trump said.

WASHINGTON: Canada and the United States ended talks on Friday to update the North American Free Trade Agreement in a mood soured by President Donald Trump´s comments that a pact would be on U.S. terms while Ottawa stood firm against signing "just any deal".

Talks between the U.S. and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) are heading into their final day with no deal in sight.

Upon arriving for the first meeting of the day, Freeland said she was eagerly awaiting what Lighthizer had to say, having had the night to mull things over. In a "bombshell" release, The Star reports that Trump actually refuses to compromise at all with Canadian officials.

For a President who usually attacks those who betray his confidence as "low-life leakers", Donald Trump did not seem particularly upset at the anonymous source who leaked his off-the-record comments about not budging to accommodate Canada in the negotiations to save NAFTA. In response, Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, said only, "The Canadian and American negotiators continue to work on reaching a win-win deal that benefits both countries". Trump wanted the comments to remain private because otherwise "it's going to be so insulting they're not going to be able to make a deal".

While Freeland said the U.S. trade team was negotiating in good faith, a Canadian source told AFP that Ottawa expressed their disapproval to Lighthizer.

The U.S. demanded those tougher standards to boost workers who've complained that cheap foreign labor is siphoning off jobs and lowering wages.

"We've all had a night to reflect, and I'm looking forward to hearing what Ambassador [Robert] Lighthizer has to say this morning", Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign minister, told reporters as she headed into a meeting with the USA trade representative.

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After Trudeau spoke with regional leaders, they appeared to soften their tone in defense of Canada's protected dairy sector, suggesting a compromise may be in the works that would grant the U.S. greater access to the Canadian milk market.

"If I say no - the answer's no".

But he steered far from denying the comments, tweeting that "At least Canada knows where I stand!".

The notification does not include Canada, the other member of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Canada, she added, was not just looking for any deal. Trump said he had a new name for that pact: the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement.

Lighthizer, she said, had "brought good faith and good will to the negotiating table" over the past year that they'd been talking to each other.

Dairy: Trump has long complained about Canada's protection for its dairy industry, which restricts the ability of USA farmers to enter the market.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said her country is good at finding compromises, but also needs to stand for their national interests.

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