That's why the North American Free Trade Agreement has been good for Basta Boatlifts. "The leaders welcomed the progress that has been made in discussions with Mexico and look forward to having their teams engage this week with a view to a successful conclusion of negotiations", Trudeau's office said in a statement. "This doesn't seem like a well-thought-out plan that leads anywhere sensible". Today, the loonie is at its strongest against the US dollar in more than two months. Representatives from the three countries began to renegotiate the agreement about a year ago.
"There are still a lot of questions left to be answered", said Peter MacKay, a former Canadian minister of justice, defense and foreign affairs who is now a partner at the law firm Baker McKenzie. "We'll see if Canada can be a part", of any deal, he said. Both Canada and Mexico, as well as many in the USA business community, reject that idea. Another is Congress, with key figures saying Monday that Canada - the top buyer of USA exports - should be included. But incoming Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has long opposed opening the country's energy sector, and his negotiators had pressed to revise the energy parts of the agreement with the United States.
"NAFTA without Canada is a stool with two legs", Davis said. "So if they had to compromise on energy, so be it".
"Mexico made a quantum shift from where they were thanks, I think, to their new president who argued that NAFTA was awful for Mexican workers who got the jobs but not the pay", he said.
"He has to give six months' notice of his intention to withdraw from the treaty, and he'd have to get congressional approval". And lawmakers from both parties have been eager to update and preserve-not scuttle-a deal that has turbocharged trade between the three countries in the last quarter-century.
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Trump is threatening auto tariffs in retaliation for what he claims are Canada's other tariffs in sectors such as dairy, where he maintains Canada's supply management regime results in tariffs of almost 300 per cent, while neglecting to mention that US subsidies result in a dairy surplus with Canada.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was on speakerphone and says he hopes NAFTA partner Canada will eventually be incorporated into the deal.
"There is so much work to be done to make it a three-way deal, and a three-way deal is critical", Wood said. Some analysts said Monday's deal was, on balance, good for Canada.
A senior administration official called the new U.S. -Mexico trade agreement "better in all respects" than "NAFTA 1.0". "It has a bad connotation, because the United States was hurt very bad by NAFTA", Trump said. Moreover, a new trade agreement with Mexico would require Congress to pass implementing legislation by a majority of both houses before it could come into force. Before the afternoon was out, Freeland was on her way to Washington in her capacity as minister responsible for the NAFTA renegotiation.
The Trump administration's Mexico-first approach could also run into problems on Capitol Hill, Levy noted.
President Donald Trump made the announcement from the Oval Office.
Under the current conditions, Ottawa essentially faces a take-it-or-leave-it offer, which is based on the US-Mexico trade pact. There are several steps that must be followed after that, meaning Congress would not actually vote on the deal until next year, after mid-term elections that are expected to usher in a raft of new members.
If this new trade agreement puts an end to threated tariffs against Mexico, that would be a good thing.