Mexican presidential favorite says a NAFTA fail “not fatal”

By Anthony Esposito and Noe Torres MEXICO CITY, June 12 : The collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement would not be fatal for Mexico, the leftist presidential favorite said on Tuesday, while keeping his cool under attack from rivals in the last televised debate before the July 1 election. Asked what he would […]

Mexico refuses to be rushed into poor NAFTA deal -minister

By David Ljunggren WASHINGTON, May 11 : Mexico will not be rushed into revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) just to get a deal, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday ahead of trilateral talks with his U.S. and Canadian counterparts. Guajardo said he would meet at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) with […]

Mexico expects to know soon if short-term NAFTA deal possible

By David Ljunggren WASHINGTON, May 10 : Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Thursday he expected to find out within the next two days if a new NAFTA deal with the United States and Canada was possible in the short term. As time runs out to secure some kind of agreement, major differences remain between […]

US, Mexico and Canada hasten NAFTA talks as elections loom-Pena Nieto

By Roberta Rampton and Daina Beth Solomon LIMA/MEXICO, Apr 15 : The United States, Mexico and Canada will expedite NAFTA talks in a push to reach a deal in coming weeks, Mexico’s president said on Saturday after a meeting with the U.S. vice president and Canadian prime minister. On the sidelines of the Summit of […]

NAFTA ministers meet to work on possible deal, focus on autos

By David Lawder and David Ljunggren WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, April 6 : Top U.S., Mexican and Canadian trade officials met on Friday to discuss prospects for updating the North American Free Trade Agreement amid pressure from Washington to strike a quick deal despite several unresolved issues. No time limit has been set for the Washington talks between […]