Trump avoided Trudeau a couple of times at the United Nations, official says

U.S. President Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement at the White House in Washington U.S

Earlier, the president-elect of the mexican Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had assured him that there was no deadline in the trade negotiations between Canada and the United States on the modernisation of the agreement.

The office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined to comment on Saturday's talks.

Trade experts took the change in Freeland's itinerary as a positive sign: "It is more likely than not that we will have a deal by the deadline", said Dan Ujczo, an OH trade lawyer and partner with the USA firm Dickinson Wright.

But while Canada vies for a seat, there's increasing trade pressure.

"We are not going to re-open the negotiation".

Trudeau fired back: "We won't sign a bad deal for Canada".

"It's a challenging task to figure that out and they're spending a lot of time on that right now", said the third Canadian source.

However, multiple deadlines have already been broken during the drawn-out attempt to renegotiate the trilateral deal since Trump demanded it be re-worked on the grounds that the 1994 NAFTA pact caused the loss of USA manufacturing jobs.

Freeland had been scheduled to deliver Canada's address to the General Assembly on Saturday in NY, but Canada exchanged the slot with another country.

In August, Trump said that the United States and Mexico had reached an agreement in their NAFTA talks.




"Most of the big issues are solved with Canada", Navarro said, adding it would be "a great deal for all three countries".

"We do not want to endanger the economic future, the financial stability of our country", he said, calling the agreement signed with the United States of "good agreement".

Details are also expected on an automotive side-letter that preserves the Trump administration's ability to impose global national security tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts, granting Mexico a quota for tariff-free exports to the United States that allows some expansion of production.

Under the U.S. Trade Promotion Authority law, known as TPA or "fast track", Mr. Trump must wait 90 days to sign an agreement after notifying Congress of his intention to do so.

"Canadians have told us they want us to negotiate a good deal for Canada, and that's precisely what we've been doing since the beginning", he said.

The prime minister, the foreign affairs minister, and Canada's ambassador to the US are leading the Canadian negotiations from Ottawa, as the USA and Mexican imposed deadline of September 30 at midnight closes in.

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray in recent days has raced the clock to bridge the gaps between the USA and Canadian sides, the official said.

"They are negotiating this deal in the interests of Canada, and Canadians support our approach to negotiations with the United States", he said.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland postponed her marquee United Nations speech Saturday as negotiators on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border continued their full-court press for a breakthrough on a North American free trade deal. Meanwhile, the existing Nafta remains in effect, and any country can quit on six months' notice; no country has given such notice.

The U.S. and Canada are close to a deal on Nafta and there's optimism it could be struck by a deadline this weekend, avoiding an impasse that would imperil $500 billion in annual trade, people familiar with the talks said. 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.

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