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Canada 'Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington

16:20  07 december  2019
16:20  07 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Freeland heads to Washington for trade talks with U.S. and Mexico

  Freeland heads to Washington for trade talks with U.S. and Mexico OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is headed to Washington for North American trade talks with another deadline looming. Officials from the continent's three countries have been holding talks aimed at speeding the ratification of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Privy Council Office said in a statement that Freeland would be meeting her American and Mexican counterparts, Robert Lighthizer, the Trump administration's trade czar, and Jesus Seade, Mexico's undersecretary for North America on Wednesday.

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 . “ We are working on all the issues.

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 .“ We are working on all the issues.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (off frame) at the National Arts Center, on August 22, 2019, in Ottawa. (Photo by Sebastien ST-JEAN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN ST-JEAN/AFP/Getty Images) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (off frame) at the National Arts Center, on August 22, 2019, in Ottawa. (Photo by Sebastien ST-JEAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN ST-JEAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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."

He added that they might meet again Saturday.

Seade said Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland participated in the talks, as well as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an indirect way.

The United States, Mexico and Canada agreed last year to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement with the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

It needs approval by legislators in each country, and only Mexico’s Congress has ratified the deal so far.

The Associated Press

NDP wants regular reviews of new North American trade deal .
NDP wants regular reviews of new North American trade dealThe requests are in a letter from NDP trade critic Daniel Blaikie to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who last week signed a revised version of the Canada-U.S.-Mexico deal that must now be formally approved by Parliament before taking effect.

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