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Canada Justin Trudeau to talk NAFTA with Mike Pence, Mexico president during Peru trip

19:00  13 april  2018
19:00  13 april  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

Trudeau travels to Lima, Peru, Paris and London later this month

  Trudeau travels to Lima, Peru, Paris and London later this month Trudeau travels to Lima, Peru, Paris and London later this month He will be in Lima, April 12-14, Paris, April 15-17 and London, April 17-20 for the Commonwealth heads of government meeting.

canadasvoice:LIMA, Peru – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will aim to advance Canada’s position on the North American free trade talks when he meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. Vice- President Mike Pence here over the next two days.

LIMA, Peru – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will aim to advance Canada’s position on the North American free trade talks when he meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. Vice- President Mike Pence here over the next two days.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference on Parliament Hill.© Sean Kilpatrick/CP Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference on Parliament Hill.

LIMA, Peru - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will aim to advance Canada's position on the North American free trade talks when he meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence here over the next two days.

There had been hopes leading up to Trudeau's visit to Peru, where he and the others are attending the Summit of the Americas, that Canada, Mexico and the U.S. would emerge with some sort of North American free trade agreement.

While those appear to have been dashed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to stay home to deal with Syria, the chance to sit down with Pena Nieto on Friday and Pence on Saturday is nonetheless important.

Trudeau expresses optimism about NAFTA

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said months of intense negotiations between his country, the United States and Mexico imploded on Tuesday when Vice President Mike Pence demanded that any deal expire automatically in five years.

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Much has changed in the NAFTA negotiations since Trudeau last met with Pena Nieto in November, and this will also be one of their last formal meetings as Mexico prepares to elect a new president in July.

The meeting will thus provide an important opportunity for the two leaders to update each other on their respective positions and look for a way to advance talks at this critical time.

That job looked to be a little easier after U.S. trade officials surprised many by indicating on Thursday that they were willing to soften their demands on automobiles, before Trump warned he was willing to "renegotiate forever."

Trudeau will look for clarity when he meets Saturday with Pence, who was sent to Peru in Trump's stead.

Trudeau looks for wins on major foreign trip

  Trudeau looks for wins on major foreign trip Trudeau looks for wins on major foreign tripThe stakes will be high, starting with Trudeau's first stop in Peru for the 8th Summit of the Americas, which plays host every four years to more than 30 countries across the Western Hemisphere. There had been speculation that Canada, the U.S. and Mexico would announce some form of an agreement in principle on a new North American Free Trade Agreement. But while high-level talks are still expected to take place, the absence of U.S. President Donald Trump — he's staying home, ostensibly to oversee the possible American response to a chemical attack in Syria — has dampened talk of ceremonial surprises.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto gathered on the sidelines of a major international summit in Peru ’s Three countries ‘fairly close’ on NAFTA , Trump says as Mexico touts ‘80 per cent’ chance of deal. NAFTA talks in ‘new, more intensive phase,’ Freeland says.

Pence called Trudeau back Tuesday “to discuss ongoing negotiations.” For more than a year, Trump has threatened to take steps to withdraw from NAFTA , but during his first year in office he was coaxed out of taking dramatic steps by That immediately elicited a terse response from Mexico ’s president .

NAFTA will only be one trade deal on the agenda, particularly after Trump ordered his officials on Thursday to look at whether the U.S. should rejoin the Trans Pacific Partnership after pulling out last year.

Canada is one of 11 countries involved in the massive free-trade bloc, which also includes Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

Trudeau is scheduled to meet with the presidents of Chile and Peru, in addition to Pena Nieto, and at least some of the talk is expected to touch on the partnership and an American re-entry into a revamped TPP.

The prime minister will also address prominent business leaders from across the Americas in the hopes of attracting new investment to Canada.

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The prime minister will seek to leverage some of the many free trade agreements that Canada has in the region and around the world to entice businesses to set up shop.

PM heads to Peru for Summit of Americas

  PM heads to Peru for Summit of Americas Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is off to South America today for a major foreign tour that will see him attend two international summits over a stretch of 10 days. The trip is seen as an opportunity for Trudeau to turn the page on his widely criticized recent trips to China and India — and to land some new trade partners for Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto gathered on the It was also a chance for Trudeau to take stock of Mexico 's position — and perhaps share strategies — before the prime minister heads into a meeting Saturday with U.S. Vice- President Mike Pence .

The Canadian leader said talks fell through because US Vice- President Mike Pence required a sunset clause for the trade deal. Nafta has a ‘high chance’ of being revamped, Justin Trudeau says. 6 Apr 2018.

The pitch could face some difficulty, however, in large part because of the significant amount of uncertainty around the NAFTA negotiations.

Peru is the first stop in a major foreign tour for Trudeau, who also plans to visit France and the United Kingdom, the latter to participate in a Commonwealth meeting.

The prime minister was scheduled to fly directly from Peru to France, where is scheduled to address the French National Assembly.

But he will make a quick stop in Ottawa on Sunday to meet with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and B.C. Premier John Horgan, who have been locked in a bitter dispute over Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.

Trudeau will continue on to Paris after the stop in Ottawa.

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