U.S. ‘very close’ to proceeding with Mexico-only trade deal -Trump adviser

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Sept 21 : The United States is getting “very, very close” to having to move forward on its trade deal with Mexico without Canada, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Friday. There is just over a week to go before an Oct. 1 deadline to publish the text of […]

Canada’s Trudeau under growing pressure to get NAFTA deal done

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Sep 19 : – Business and political leaders are increasing the pressure on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to agree on a deal to renew NAFTA and drop his insistence that no deal is better than a bad deal. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will hold fresh talks on the North American […]

Canada’s Freeland won’t hold NAFTA talks, says more work needed

By David Ljunggren SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Sept 13 : Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday said officials needed to do more work before she could hold fresh talks with the United States on renewing NAFTA as time runs out to reach a deal. A well-placed source had earlier told Reuters that Freeland planned to return […]

Canada sees increasing chance NAFTA deal can be struck this month -source

By David Ljunggren WASHINGTON, Sept 7 : Canada’s top trade negotiator and her American counterpart started a third day of talks to save the North American Free Trade Agreement on Friday as differences between the two sides appeared to have narrowed. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland repeated her upbeat assessment of the negotiations, again terming them […]

Canada optimistic NAFTA deal can be struck this month -source

By David Ljunggren WASHINGTON, Sept 7 : Canada is increasingly optimistic it can reach a deal with the United States to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement, although it may take until the end of September, a source with direct knowledge of the talks said on Friday. U.S. and Canadian officials resumed their negotiations […]

NAFTA talks to resume in afternoon after Canada cites ‘goodwill’

By Jason Lange and David Ljunggren WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, Sept 5 : Canada insisted there was still room to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement as its officials met U.S. negotiators for a second round of talks on Wednesday. Yet there were few signs that a deal was near, and comments by Canadian Prime Minister Justin […]