U.S. tables NAFTA's 'poison pill' with auto sector demands

Agriculture could help save NAFTA according to Canadian trade expert
US Proposes Limited Lifespan of Future Trade Deals During NAFTA Talks
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15 October, 2017

The U.S. proposed late Thursday raising the so-called auto rules of origin to 85 percent from the current 62.5 percent, the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

He says he is advising companies to start planning for the possibility of a world without NAFTA.

Canada's position remains that the farmers have done nothing wrong, added the source.

Both leaders supported the renegotiation of the NAFTA, while vehemently criticized U.S. President Donald Trump and Washington's stance to impose a clause in the five-year agreement.

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The leaders of Mexico and Canada presented a united front for trade talks with President Donald Trump, committing to continued trilateral negotiations after US negotiators put forward a contentious proposal for a NAFTA "sunset clause". After Trump mused Wednesday about breaking NAFTA into bilateral deals, his two counterparts called for the trade deal to be preserved and modernized and praised each other for aid provided during natural disasters. But if NAFTA is terminated, as Trump has threatened, USA access to foreign markets could be further imperilled.

The United States has long protested against Canada's system of tariffs and export limits created to protect the domestic market.

"We do not see supply management as being on the table", spokeswoman Isabelle Bouchard wrote in an e-mail, noting the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has frequently promised to defend the dairy sector.


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