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Canada Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland to meet Mexico’s USMCA point man in Ottawa

11:45  29 november  2019
11:45  29 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Chrystia Freeland , the Foreign Affairs minister from Trinity-Spadina riding in downtown Toronto whose constituents The USMCA increases this requirement by 12.5 percentage points , to 75 percent of the USMCA Annex 23-A requires Mexico to pass legislation that improves the collective bargaining

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is jetting to Washington for a Wednesday evening meeting to negotiate an addition to the U.S.- Mexico -Canada Agreement. Ms. Freeland will join U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Jesus Seade, Mexico ’ s USMCA point man , for talks at Mr

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OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland are to meet a top Mexican diplomat in Ottawa today as efforts intensify to get the new North American free-trade agreement approved.

The prime minister and deputy prime minister both have sessions scheduled this morning with Jesus Seade, Mexico’s point man on the trade deal.

All three countries have signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement but it has to be ratified by their legislatures before it takes effect and so far only Mexico has made that step.

The deal is stalled in the U.S., where Democrats in Congress have been pushing for stricter enforcement measures for its labour and environmental standards.

Most of the trouble is between the United States and Mexico but Canada can play a role in smoothing things out, such as by helping Mexico adopt Canadian-style systems for certifying unions.

American officials had talked about finalizing a deal by U.S. Thanksgiving, which was yesterday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 29, 2019.

The Canadian Press

'Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington .
WASHINGTON — Mexico’s top trade negotiator wrapped up an 11-hour meeting with his U.S. counterpart Friday night, saying they had not finalized a new trade agreement for Mexico, United States and Canada. As he left the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Jesus Seade told reporters "we are working on all the issues. It is not easy, but we are working well." As he left the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Jesus Seade told reporters "we are working on all the issues. It is not easy, but we are working well.

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