Canada reports progress on NAFTA, says ‘we’re not there yet’

By David Ljunggren and Veronica Gomez OTTAWA/MEXICO CITY, Apr 5 : Mexico, Canada and the United States have made good progress in their bid to modernize the NAFTA trade pact but still have work to do, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday. Freeland also said she would be flying to Washington for a […]

US ties “super important” says Mexican leftist’s pick to lead NAFTA talks

By Julia Love MEXICO CITY, Mar 21 : A former World Trade Organization economist picked to lead NAFTA negotiations by the front-runner in the race for Mexico’s presidency told Reuters on Tuesday that modernising parts of the pact should be possible while stressing the importance of relations with the United States. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, […]

US NAFTA autos negotiator called from Mexico for consultations -officials

By Anthony Esposito and Sharay Angulo MEXICO CITY, Feb 27 : The U.S. negotiator for regional content requirements in autos flew back to Washington from a NAFTA round in Mexico on Monday to talk with car companies, officials said, in a development some hoped would lead to progress on the contentious issue. Four Mexican, Canadian […]

Unhappy Canada says U.S. aims to weaken other NAFTA members

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Feb 13 : Canada’s chief negotiator at talks to modernize NAFTA on Tuesday said the United States aimed to weaken Canada and Mexico rather than ensure all three members of the trilateral trade pact benefited. Steve Verheul said the talks had achieved little progress on major issues so far and complained […]

Canada PM: Opposition wants to give into U.S. demands on NAFTA

By David Ljunggren MONTREAL, Jan 28 : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday set aside the nation’s nonpartisan efforts to defend NAFTA, accusing his main rivals in Parliament of wanting to give in to hard-line U.S. demands for revamping the treaty. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico will wrap up the sixth […]