So, Trade Negotiations With Canada Are Going Great - Hit & Run

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The administration had tried to make Friday an informal deadline to pressure Canada to agree to the deal in order to then send an agreement to Peña Nieto before he leaves office on December 1.

Talks on renegotiating the NAFTA began in August 2017 as Trump threatened to withdraw from the trilateral trade deal, which he claimed harmed US industries and jobs.

The US and Mexico announced a breakthrough accord on Monday, potentially leaving Canada out in the cold if no deal is reached, but Ottawa's foreign minister insisted that a "win-win-win" agreement is within reach. "If we don't make a fair deal for the USA after decades of abuse, Canada will be out. Congress should not interfere with these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off", the tweet read.

He added that NAFTA was one of the worst trade deals ever made and should never have been signed.

US-Canadian trade talks are set to resume on Wednesday, and Ottawa and Washington still have time to reach an agreement that would keep Canada in the 25-year-old trade pact with Mexico.

On Twitter, Trump posted, "Wow, I made OFF THE RECORD COMMENTS to Bloomberg concerning Canada, and this powerful understanding was BLATANTLY VIOLATED".

Canada restarted talks in Washington this week by trying to preserve the so-called Chapter 19 anti-dumping panels in the North American Free Trade Agreement, three Canadian officials familiar with talks said, speaking on condition of anonymity because discussions are private.

"I think the real question is where is Trump's base on Canada", he said.

In an off-the-record conversation with Bloomberg journalists, leaked to Dale by a source, Trump said that any deal with Canada would be "totally on our terms".

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Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said he expected to rejoin his USA and Canadian counterparts for trilateral talks.

"As we've said all week, we're working toward a modernized NAFTA that is good for the middle class and people working hard to join it", spokesman Adam Austen said in a statement.

"They've essentially divided Canada and Mexico". Another key issue is US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, though it's unclear whether relief from those will be included.

"I have now been working with Ambassador Lighthizer and his team for more than a year".

U.S. officials say the negotiations will continue next week in an effort to reach an agreement.

"Raising wages for auto workers in Mexico is directly a way for the United States to push more manufacturing back into the United States because it reduces the attractiveness of Mexico as a jurisdiction for manufacturing", she said.

For example, the U.S. International Trade Commission, an independent federal agency, this week scrapped the Commerce Department's duties on uncoated groundwood paper from Canada, saying the shipments don't threaten American producers.

Gorka noted Canada has a almost 300-percent tariff on US dairy imports, while the European Union taxes USA vehicle imports at a rate approximately four times higher than the USA tax on European-made cars. Mexico swiftly retaliated with import tariffs on some American goods, including steel, apples and pork. As we said from the outset, our objective in these talks is to update and modernize NAFTA in a way that is good for Canadians, good for Americans and good for Mexicans.