Canada and the United States will restart high-level talks on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, on the North American Free Trade Agreement as Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland returns to Washington in hope of making progress on stubborn differences.
The sudden emergence of Canada's exemption for its cultural industries as a late-stage NAFTA snag is being met by skepticism from trade experts who have closely followed the deal's year-long renegotiation.
Canada and the U.S. agreed on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, that one of NAFTA's most significant hurdles — defining the content rules of North American autos — may have been resolved by Monday's side deal between the Trump administration and Mexico.
Top members of Canada's negotiating team are making an abrupt return to the NAFTA table in Washington where they're already facing stiff pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to join a bilateral trade deal his administration struck Monday with Mexico.
Donald Trump said on Monday, August 27, 2018, that the United States and Mexico have reached a bilateral trade "understanding" that could lead to an overhaul — or perhaps the termination — of the three-country North American Free Trade Agreement.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she's "very encouraged" by signals from Washington that the United States and Mexico are close to figuring out their bilateral issues within the three-country North American Free Trade Agreement.
With threats of devastating U.S. tariffs hanging over the auto sector, Canada's economic development minister says Ottawa is considering every possible way it could respond if the Trump administration follows through on its warning.
The federal government extended an olive branch of sorts to Donald Trump's tough-on-trade White House on Tuesday as it began exploring how best to address industry concerns that U.S. tariffs are turning a trickle of foreign steel imports into a torrent.