Trump continues to bash Canada amid NAFTA negotiations

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Just prior to Freeland's news conference, the USTR confirmed Trump had notified Congress that he intends to sign a trade agreement in 90 days with Mexico - and Canada, if Ottawa decides to join in.

Aside from the procedural questions, including a six-month notice requirement, Trump would also certainly face a backlash from members of Congress, state governors and USA business leaders whose constituencies and companies would pay an economic price if Canada - America's largest goods export market in 2017 - were left out.

"There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal", the president wrote on Twitter.

"Keep calm and carry on with our current strategy of working Congress and the states, especially governors, and reminding USA business that we matter to each other", said Robertson, a vice-president and fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

Trump is attempting to get a new NAFTA deal signed before current President Enrique Peña Nieto leaves office December 1. CTV News Canada notes, Gilles LeVasseur, a business and law professor at the University of Ottawa, said Trump's Saturday Tweets may suggest he could be nervous that he might fail to have Congressional support because Congress is pro-trade.

Canadian and U.S. officials talked late into the night without reaching a deal on an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement ahead of today's deadline.

President Donald Trump never misses an opportunity to vilify the press or insult Canada, which has been one of the United States' closest allies over the years-and this week, he has managed to accomplish both.

Continetti continued. "President Trump understands the economic power of the United States in a way many other American politicians do not". The talks were constructive, and we made progress. "This is a very, very intense set of conversations and I continue to feel that there is a lot of good will on all sides". They have tremendous trade barriers and they have tremendous tariffs.

Turkey's lira has suffered in the wake of USA sanctions and tariffs instituted in response to the imprisonment of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

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"The impact of the reworked NAFTA deal will be absolutely trivial for global trade", says Evenett.

After intense negotiations last week, USA and Canadian trade teams failed to strike a deal before Mr. Trump's Friday deadline.

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But simply granting more American access to Canada's dairy market "is something where I think that you wouldn't necessarily see big movements in terms of benefits to consumers".

On Friday, Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued a statement stressing that a revised NAFTA must include all three countries.

The crucial phase of the US-Canada talks began Tuesday, after Mexican officials spent five weeks shuttling to Washington to work out key issues on auto trade and worker rights.

Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland held four meetings with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to try to bridge differences to preserve the three-nation trade pact with the US and Mexico.

"The negotiations between the United States and Canada are ongoing". The spat reignited in November 2016 when the USA lumber industry filed a petition asking for duties, alleging Canadian wood is heavily subsidized and imports were harming American mills and workers. "So, overall, workers aren't doing as well".

Reports indicate that Canadian negotiators have refused to budge on supply management, the highly controlled system that regulates pricing for certain products produced by Canadian farmers, including dairy and poultry.

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