After hours of negotiations, Canada said there’s still more work to be done before signing off on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA.
U.S. President Donald Trump put the pressure on Canada to reach a compromise, after reaching a preliminary deal earlier this week with Mexico.
The U.S. president informed the U.S. Congress Friday he still intends to sign a new agreement by late November, with or without Canada.
CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.
To discuss all of this:
- Aurel Braun is an professor of international relations and political science at the University of Toronto.
- Arturo Sarukhan is a former Mexico Ambassador to the U.S. and is an international strategic adviser.
- Michael Johns is the co-founder of the U.S. National Tea Party movement and a former White House speechwriter for U.S. President George H.W. Bush.
- Simon Lester is the associate director at the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.
No NAFTA Deal: Canada-U.S. Talks To Resume Next Week: https://t.co/dfbxOrw9dp
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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters at the Canadian embassy in Washington that progress on NAFTA is being made but a deal is not there yet: read more here: https://t.co/Geqen0Y5ly pic.twitter.com/eCVrvdyrYO
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