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Canada Trade Talks In Jeopardy After Leaked ‘Off The Record’ Trump Comments So, Trade Negotiations With Canada Are Going Great - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Leonard Rios | 03 September, 2018, 22:12

After intense negotiations last week, US and Canadian trade teams failed to strike a deal before Mr. Trump's Friday deadline. Congress eventually would have to approve any agreement. The U.S. wants concessions on Canada's protected dairy market and Canada is prepared to offer some, two officials said.

Despite missing Friday's deadline, U.S.

U.S. -Canadian talks over the 25-year-old trade pact are set to resume on Wednesday.

Foreign leaders "keep underestimating Trump on trade", said Dan DiMicco, a former steel executive and trade adviser to Trump who was with the president Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Toronto Star proclaims them "secret bombshell remarks": off-the-record comments President Trump made about Canada in an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday that were leaked to the Star. Oh well, just more dishonest reporting.

Freeland tried to brush off the controversy. However, she said that discussions will continue today.

A spokesperson said Trudeau also spoke with Jerry Dias, the president of the Unifor union which represents autoworkers, and Hassan Yussuff, the president of the Canadian Labour Congress. The U.S. applied tariffs to Canadian shipments in 2017. "Canada, of course, will only sign a deal which is good for Canada".

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"We're encouraged by the open dialogue between the Trump and (Mexican President Enrique) Peña Nieto administrations, working toward a modernized trade agreement that recognizes the technology sector's critical role in American economic growth", Shapiro said in a statement.

Philip Levy, senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a White House economist under President George W. Bush, added, "The president's approach of brinksmanship is so far not very successful in worldwide agreements". Mexico agreed to stringent rules of origin provisions, enhanced patent protection norms of 10 years for new drugs, called biologics, and other new drugs, scrapping of dispute settlement resolution mechanism, and the controversial labour standards involving minimum pay of $16 per day. The longstanding trilateral deal was roundly criticized by the protectionist right, as well as the anti-globalization left, particularly for the damage that eliminating tariffs did to the American auto industry. But Canada insisted that it would only sign a new agreement that is good for the country.

"The negotiations between the United States and Canada are ongoing". Outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto wanted to sign a deal before he left office December 1.

He added: "We said when [Trump] was elected that when he did something good for workers, we'd support him".

"If implemented it would be very progressive for Canadian workers and Canadian labour". Ottawa does have other complaints.

For Canada, losing access to the US market would be a severe economic blow.

Donald Trump said there is "no political necessity" to keep Canada in the NAFTA agreement if a "fair deal" can not be reached. The letter starts a 90-day process for reworking the trade deal ahead of a transition of presidential power in Mexico, as Trump seeks to fulfill a key campaign promise to revamp NAFTA ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. According to a study on the deal effects back in 2013, NAFTA was directly responsible for raising the U.S. trade deficit with Mexico from $17 billion to $177 billion, and cost the USA over 850,000 jobs. "We'll come back and review and just keep on working", Freeland said in Washington Thursday.

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