NAFTA talks focus on procurement amid doubts over deal chances


ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) – North American Free Trade Agreement negotiators are set to cover the difficult issue of government procurement on Thursday as they try to revamp the pact that U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate. Canada and Mexico want their companies to be able to bid on …

Justin Trudeau to meet Donald Trump, Enrique Pena Nieto, amid tense NAFTA talks

As NAFTA talks grow more contentious, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to Washington, D.C., and Mexico City for high-level meetings with his counterparts. Next Tuesday, Trudeau will travel to the U.S. capital for two days, where his agenda Premiers sit down with PM Trudeau to share concerns on cannabis, …

Trump says open to bilateral Canada, Mexico pacts if NAFTA talks fail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to bilateral trade pacts with either Canada or Mexico if a three-way deal cannot be reached to substantially revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. Asked by a reporter if he could envision maintaining free trade with …

US autos content demands loom as obstacle in NAFTA talks

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland arrives to where the second round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada is taking place in Mexico City, Mexico, September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido. MEXICO CITY …Latest Nafta Talks Said to Near End Without Major Breakthroughs

Trudeau fights to save NAFTA deal, but Trump offers little hope

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the White House on Wednesday seeking a new “fairer trade” deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico amid growing alarm from business leaders that President Trump is leaning toward jettisoning the North American Free Trade Agreement in favor of a series of bilateral …

Sprint hired Trump-connected lobbyist amid deal talks

FILE PHOTO: A Sprint store logo is pictured on a building in Boca Raton, Florida March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sprint Corp (S.N) hired a lobbying firm with close ties to U.S. President Donald Trump’s …The nightmare T-Mobile Sprint merger is close to happening

How Trump’s Nafta Threats Are Bringing Mexico and China Together

Donald Trump’s repeated threat to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement could bring a little bit closer together the two U.S. partners who he’s complained about most: Mexico and China. At first glance, the two are more natural competitors Mexico, Canada to stay in NAFTA even if US leaves: …

Politics Briefing newsletter: The eve of NAFTA talks in Canada

Today is the first day of fall and the day that the Canadian government readies itself for the next round of NAFTA talks. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland meets with her NAFTA council today and has lunch with Brian Mulroney and some of the Why confessing Canada’s failures could be …