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CUSMA pact takes effect under cloud of disputes, COVID-19

Deal appears to assure continuity of trade for agriculture

Washington/Mexico City/Ottawa | Reuters — A modernized U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact took effect on Wednesday, ensuring continuity for manufacturers and agriculture, but the threat of disputes is exposing cracks in what was meant to be a stronger North American fortress of competitiveness. As the deal kicks in, the Trump administration is threatening Canada with new aluminum

Mexico’s then foreign minister Luis Videgaray (l to r), Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexico’s then economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo pose for a picture after delivering a joint message in Mexico City this past May.

Amigos no more

How Donald Trump split Mexico and Canada in trade talks

Reuters – A day after winning the Mexican presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took a congratulatory call from U.S. President Donald Trump. But Trump had something more important on his mind: Would Mexico’s new president consider a bilateral trade deal? Lopez Obrador responded he would be “open to the possibility” in the absence of










NAFTA talks resume in Mexico City

Mexico City | Reuters — Trade negotiators from Canada and the U.S. gathered under rainy skies in Mexico City on Friday to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the mood darkened by U.S. President Donald Trump’s persistent threats to pull out. Teams from the three countries were due to kick off a second

Canada and Mexico now the two amigos

The countries are teaming up to sell NAFTA to the U.S.

From launching a data-mining drive aiming to find supply-chain pressure points to sending officials to mobilize allies in key U.S. states, Mexico and Canada are bolstering their defences of a regional trade pact President Donald Trump vows to rewrite. Trump has blamed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for the loss of millions of