Trump threatens to leave Canada out of new NAFTA deal

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in Washington on Friday for trade talks said

Talks between the United States (US) and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have ended for the week without an agreement.

Much of Kansas' farm output is sold to Canada, which has so far not been included in a trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trump administration negotiations to keep Canada in the reimagined trade bloc are to resume this week as Washington and Ottawa try to break a deadlock over issues such as Canada's dairy market and USA efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. Ottawa introduced retaliatory taxes on United States imports of steel, aluminum and such goods as whiskey, orange juice and other food products. "I think the key decision was freezing Canada out and then negotiating directly with Mexico".

Congress members from both parties as well as US business leaders also want Canada included to preserve the more than $1 trillion in trade under the 24-year-old trilateral deal.

Congress must approve any rewrite of the deal, and could refuse to endorse an agreement that excludes Canada.

Trump has charged that the deal wiped out American factory jobs.

Despite missing Friday's deadline, U.S. "But the reality is, Democrats support working people more than Republicans".

Regardless of the final outcome on NAFTA, the Trump administration is working hard to make working hard less profitable for most Americans. For various political reasons on both sides of the Rio Grande, it was critical that the trade deal be officially presented to Congress by end of the week, so getting Canada on-board became an immediate priority.

Outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto wanted to sign a deal before he left office December 1.

"We've been told for over 25 years, trust us, this agreement will be good for workers". Neither U.S. nor Canadian negotiators are talking publicly about the issues that divide them. "If you break off one member of this agreement, you break it all, and that would be bad news for USA businesses, for American jobs, and for economic growth", Donohue said.

After the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on new rules for auto trade and tougher protections for workers and intellectual property, talks with Canada were hung up on the mechanisms used to resolve disputes among partners and on Ottawa's strictly controlled dairy sector.

The U.S. and Canada failed to come to an agreement on NAFTA Friday.

The sticking points between Ottawa and Washington centre on Canada's managed dairy market - something Mr Trump has criticised frequently - and how to handle some disputes among NAFTA partners, as well as patent protections for medicines.

"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.

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