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Canada upbeat on trade deal progress, China tariffs loom

Washington - Talks between the United States and Canada will continue Friday after the two sides made "good progress" in their effort to rewrite NAFTA, as Washington was poised for a possible escalation in its trade war with China.

US, Canada making 'good progress' on revised NAFTA

Washington - The US and Canada are making "good progress" on the revision of the continental free trade deal but talks will continue to resolve remaining issues, Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday.

US, Canada again try to salvage three-country NAFTA

Washington - Efforts to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement as a three-country pact resumed at the ministerial level Wednesday, after Canadian and US officials continued the lower level technical talks over the weekend.

On labor holiday, Trump jabs union head over NAFTA remarks

Washington - US President Donald Trump took a crack Monday at the head of the nation's largest federation of labor unions on the US Labor Day holiday after the workers' advocate criticized his threat to exclude Canada from a new NAFTA deal.

Trump threatens Congress — Stay out of my plans for NAFTA

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Congress on Saturday not to interfere with his plans for a new North American Free Trade Agreement or he would cancel the deal entirely.

Canada-U.S. NAFTA negotiations come down to the wire

Washington - The Trump administration is pushing Canada to give ground on its politically sensitive dairy sector as talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement approach a U.S.-imposed deadline of Friday for a tentative deal.

US presses ahead with Mexico trade pact, talks with Canada resume next week

Washington - The United States is pressing ahead with a free trade pact with Mexico, but whether Canada will join depends on a new round of talks next week, after negotiations ended Friday without an agreement.

US-Canada going to the wire in NAFTA talks

Washington - Canada and the United States were set to go down to the wire Friday to reach a deal overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement.

NAFTA deal close, but obstacles remain

Washington - Optimism is high that the United States, Canada and Mexico are near the finish line for an agreement on a new North American Free Trade Agreement.

US, Canada agreement on NAFTA 2.0 appears within reach

Washington - A deal on an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement appeared within reach as Canada and the United States opened their third day of negotiations Thursday aimed at getting the pact done by the end of the week.

US, Canada leaders upbeat on progress in NAFTA talks

Washington - Canada and the United States appeared to be moving closer to a new regional free trade pact, as US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday touted the progress being made.

US, Canada NAFTA talks enter crucial phase

Washington - US and Canadian trade officials will begin a crucial phase of talks on Wednesday to see if they can bridge their differences to sign a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement.After Mexico paved the way by agreeing to NAFTA 2.

US-Mexico deal muddies waters for Canada in continental trade talks

Montr - Back against the wall or holding all the cards: Analysts were split on Canada's position in continental trade negotiations after US President Donald Trump announced a breakthrough deal with Mexico on Monday.

Trudeau stands firm on US demands as NAFTA talks set to resume

Washington - As Washington and Ottawa resumed trade talks Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would only sign a new trade pact that was good for his country.

Op-Ed: Trump announces deal that's not quite a deal with Mexico

Washington - President Donald Trump announced from the Oval Office on Monday a breakthrough on the NAFTA negotiations. The deal is actually a preliminary deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Despite what Trump says, NAFTA deal may not be forthcoming

The prospect of a quick deal between Mexico and the United States retreated on Friday as disagreements over energy flared up and conflict over autos persisted in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Trump hints US and Mexico on verge of trade agreement amid NAFTA renegotiation

Washington - The United States and Mexico are close to reaching a consensus over key issues stunting efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, officials from both countries said Saturday.

Trump says trade deal with Mexico 'could be happening soon'

Washington - Donald Trump on Saturday hinted that the US and Mexico were on the verge of finalizing a deal, as negotiators from both sides were holding talks through the weekend to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.

NAFTA talks with US to continue next week: Mexico's Guajardo

Washington - US and Mexican negotiators are making progress on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement but will need to continue the discussions next week, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Thursday.

US, China talks raise optimism on eve of new trade tariffs

Washington - US officials are set to hold talks on Wednesday with Chinese and Mexican negotiators, fueling cautious optimism that further trade confrontations might be averted even as a new round of tariffs is about to hit.

US auto tariff decision delayed by NAFTA talks: Ross

Washington - The United States is holding off on a final decision on whether to impose tariffs on auto imports as trade talks with Mexico, Canada and Europe are ongoing, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

Tariffs, tariff threats, talks: Trump faces key week on trade

Washington - The United States on Monday launched into a key week for trade policy, with Washington due to slap fresh tariffs on a host of Chinese goods even as it holds hearings to target thousands more.

Trump says in 'no rush' to get NAFTA deal

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday he was in "no rush" to complete a deal to rewrite the trade pact with Mexico and Canada.

Trump threatens Canada again with auto tariffs if NAFTA fails

Donald Trump launched a fresh auto-tariff threat against Canada late Friday at a time when Ottawa finds itself in a holding pattern on NAFTA negotiations as it awaits the completion of one-on-one talks between the United States and Mexico.

US, Mexico NAFTA negotiators to resume talks next week: minister

Washington - US and Mexican negotiators will resume talks next week on the update of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Friday.

US, Mexico NAFTA negotiators to resume talks next week: minister

Washington - US and Mexican negotiators will resume talks next week on the update of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Friday.

Mexico's economy minister upbeat on NAFTA progress

Washington - US and Mexican negotiators have made progress in narrowing differences on the update of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Thursday.

Op-Ed: NAFTA negotiators hope auto issues can be agreed to this week

US and Mexican North American Free Trade (NAFTA) negotiators hope to reach a deal on auto issues this week. This would allow Canada to rejoin the talks according to three people familiar with the discussions.

Trump presses Mexico to speed up NAFTA talks: Lopez Obrador

Mexico - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday that Donald Trump had urged him to accelerate negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.

US expects to restart NAFTA talks soon: commerce secretary

Washington - Talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement could resume shortly, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday.
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