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Trump pushes separate trade deal with Canada: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump is "seriously contemplating" making separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico in place of the two-decade-old North American Free Trade Agreement, and has broached the idea with Ottawa, a White House official said Tuesday.

Trump hints at bilateral deals with Canada, Mexico

Washington - President Donald Trump suggested Friday the United States might pursue separate free trade agreements with Canada and Mexico to replace the 24-year-old three-nation NAFTA pact.

Steel, aluminum tariffs go into effect June 1: Why no NAFTA deal?

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives in Washington D.C. today on a two-day mission to rekindle the stalled NAFTA negotiations.

U.S. dashes hopes for NAFTA deal, citing 'gaping' differences

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer threw cold water on any talk of a quick resolution to outstanding NAFTA issues on Thursday evening, citing "gaping differences" between the three countries on many of the issues.

Trudeau, Trump: NAFTA talks could conclude soon

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump discussed Monday ongoing negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the White House highlighting the "importance" of reaching a quick conclusion.

NAFTA talks break for the weekend with no agreement as yet

Washington - After a week of talks there is still no deal for a new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The only agreement was to resume negotiations soon.

Deadline looms on US steel tariff exemptions

Washington - Key US trading partners face a looming deadline on Tuesday when crippling tariffs on steel and aluminum are set to take effect -- and they are urging the White House to exempt them permanently.

Op-Ed: Top officials pushing for a NAFTA agreement soon

Washington - Regular negotiations for NAFTA stopped some time ago to be replaced by negotiations between ministers from the US, Mexico and Canada. A handful of high placed politicians are working out a deal behind closed doors.

NAFTA talks progressing but no hurry to finish, Trump says

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday that talks with Mexico and Canada on revamping the 24-year-old trade pact are progressing but there is no deadline for completion.

NAFTA talks making progress, Canada's Freeland says

Washington - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday officials were making progress in intensive talks to revamp the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico.

NAFTA talks making progress, Canada's Freeland says

Washington - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday officials were making progress in intensive talks to revamp the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico.

Op-Ed: U.S. wants a NAFTA deal in principle very soon

Washington - The Trump administration is pushing hard for a preliminary NAFTA agreement in order to announce it at a summit in Peru next week.

Canadian dollar, Mexican peso rally on hopes of early NAFTA deal

The White House wants to reveal a preliminary NAFTA framework by mid-April. The loonie was up 0.91% versus the dollar Tuesday morning, and the peso advanced 0.25%.

Op-Ed: Did anyone really believe Trump would allow a DACA Deal?

After tweeting a “Happy Easter” message on Sunday morning, President Trump followed with scathing claims that "Liberals" were responsible for poor border control and - just to make his point - Trump tweeted: "NO MORE DACA DEAL!”

US: EU, 6 other economies exempt from metals tariffs for now

Washington - The European Union and six other economies will be exempt at least temporarily from the harsh steel and aluminum tariffs President Donald Trump has imposed, a top US trade official said Thursday.

Trump boasted about false trade deficit with Canada

President Donald Trump, speaking at a fundraiser in Missouri on Wednesday recounted to his audience how he made up information about the U.S. having a trade deficit with Canada, according to an audio recording of the private event.

Canadian dollar rebounds after hitting eight-month low

The Canadian dollar showed signs of some strengthening on Tuesday after slipping to an eight-month low of 76.92 US cents in mid-afternoon trading on Monday.

Op-Ed: Trump tweets — Give me NAFTA deal and I'll drop tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump says Mexico and Canada would be exempted from his planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports if they can reach a "new and fair" trade agreement with the United States.

Trump links tariffs to 'fair' NAFTA deal

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Monday he would only scrap planned tariffs on aluminum and steel if a "new & fair" deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement is reached.

American auto parts makers fear Trump tariffs will destroy jobs

The motor vehicle supplier industry, which is the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is speaking out against President Trump's proposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products, saying 880,000 jobs could be at stake.

Canadian solar companies suing Trump administration over tariffs

A handful of Canadian companies that make solar panels have sued the Trump administration over the 30-percent tariffs the president imposed last month on their products.

N. American businesses press leaders on new NAFTA deal

Montr - Canadian, Mexican and US chambers of commerce urged NAFTA leaders Monday to find common ground to renegotiate the massive free trade deal.

Op-Ed: Canadian authorities think that Trump may pull the plug on NAFTA

Ottawa - Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Foreign Minister told reporters today that the United States must be taken seriously when it warns that it might walk away from NAFTA.

Canada files broad complaint with WTO against U.S.

Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing the U.S. of breaking international trade rules. The complaint was launched in December but was made public on Wednesday.

Canada hopes for breakthrough in next round of NAFTA talks: FM

Ottawa - Canada's foreign minister said Thursday she is hopeful for a breakthrough in the next round of continental free trade talks, despite a possible US withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Canada braces for possible US exit from NAFTA trade pact: source

Ottawa - Canada is bracing for a possible US withdrawal from the tripartite North American Free Trade Agreement, a source said Wednesday, ahead of the next round of negotiations due to start in Montreal later this month.

NAFTA has worked for US oil industry: executive

Washington - The US oil industry has benefitted from the free trade pact with Canada and Mexico, and an industry representative on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to keep the deal intact.

5th round of NAFTA talks end in Mexico with big issues unresolved

Mexico - The 5th round of NAFTA talks ended on Tuesday that had started on Friday in Mexico City. Even after three months of talks, the parties remain far apart on major issues.

Florida fruit growers sour over NAFTA

New York - With the fifth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement underway, Florida fruit and vegetable growers are pressing for changes.

Holy guacamole! How NAFTA drove America's avocado boom

Washington - Love it or loathe it, America's avocado craze shows no sign of fizzling out, but fans of the Mexican staple may not realize they can thank the NAFTA trade deal for ensuring its bountiful supply.
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