Talks intensify between Canada and US with NAFTA deadline looming

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it makes no sense to sign onto a new NAFTA only to be hit by new tariffs and is seeking safeguards.

President Donald Trump, a Republican who blames the 1994 NAFTA pact for the loss of US manufacturing jobs, trumpeted the deal with Mexico as a win for Americans and threatened to close the door on Canada if it did not sign on by September 30. "As far as we are concerned we want a deal that is good for Canadians and that's the bottom line", Transport Minister Marc Garneau told reporters in Ottawa.

Canada's Liberal government says it does not feel bound by the latest NAFTA deadline, and it repeated on Friday that it would not bow to USA pressure to sign a quick deal.

Mexico's new president-elect, however, said in an interview Friday that he has agreed to push the American side to make a deal with Canada.

The U.S, Mexico and Canada have been negotiating for 13 months to modernize the three-country North American Free Trade Agreement, which dates to 1994.

Mexico didn't win any relief from the US on the tariffs in their deal, but Canada is pushing hard for it in the current negotiations.

Monday is an important date in the NAFTA calendar: Congress has declared an October 1 deadline for Canada to join an existing agreement between the us and Mexico in time for a vote on Capitol Hill, and it's also the day voters in Quebec go to the polls.

Canadian and US negotiators are close to wrapping up a final NAFTA deal by early evening but the details may not be known until Monday.

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The Trump administration is expected to release the text of its trade agreement with Mexico as early as Friday, launching a contentious congressional approval process as it tries to coax Canada into a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trump trumpeted the deal with Mexico as a win for Americans and threatened to close the door on Canada if it did not sign on by September 30.

The formal text needs to be released by Sunday so it can be presented to the U.S. Congress by the end of the month and fulfil a 60-day notice requirement that would allow lawmakers to approve it by December 1 - before the newly-elected Mexican government takes power.

The U.S. and Mexico delayed the planned Friday publication of the text of their own two-country accord, which would have started the 60-day countdown, because of the renewed effort between the U.S. and Canada to reach a three-country accord, Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said.

"We're not getting along with their negotiators", Trump said Wednesday of Canada. It would also require automakers to use more local steel and other materials in their vehicles and establish a separate mandate for production in factories paying an hourly wage of at least $16, which will boost output in the USA and Canada.

Sources familiar with the talks told Reuters on September 11 that Canada was ready to give the United States limited dairy access.

Meredith Lilly, an worldwide trade expert at Carleton University in Ottawa, said there's virtually nothing in the text that will take Canadian negotiators by surprise. In June, after the G7 summit, Trudeau told reporters that Canada would retaliate with tariffs of its own following the imposition of USA tariffs on steel and aluminum. Mexican-made products were hit by both of those actions aimed at protecting USA producers from import surges. Meanwhile, the existing Nafta remains in effect, and any country can quit on six months' notice; no country has given such notice. The Trump administration could face barriers in Congress if it tries to advance a deal without Canada.

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