Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, Canada is upbeat

Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, Canada is upbeat

May 16, 2018 0 By FandomFare

Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, Canada is upbeat

 

Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, Canada is upbeat

Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, Canada is upbeat. Mexico’s economy minister said that he saw diminishing chances for a new NAFTA ahead of a Thursday deadline to present a deal that could be signed by the current U.S. Congress.

 

“It is not easy. We do not think we will have it by Thursday,” Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told broadcaster Televisa on Tuesday. But Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struck a more upbeat tone, telling reporters in Calgary a few hours later, “There is very much an eminently achievable outcome … and we are very close.” Read more here.

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struck a more upbeat tone, telling reporters in Calgary a few hours later, “There is very much an eminently achievable outcome … and we are very close.”

“We are going to continue to remain optimistic,” said Trudeau. He met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday and discussed the possibility of bringing NAFTA talks to a “prompt conclusion.”

Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada have been in intense talks since last month to try to reach a deal before U.S. congressional elections in November. Mexico’s presidential vote on July 1 also complicates the process.