Top trade negotiators for the United States have stressed to Canada that a new NAFTA deal has to be signed by this Friday, or else.
Bloomberg News reports Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has arrived in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to smooth over the problems between her country and the Trump administration. She’s due to meet U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer again Wednesday morning following talks Tuesday night. The Trump White House has made it clear that the deadline for an agreement in principle is Friday, with what Bloomberg called “no wiggle room.”
There has been progress between the U.S. and Mexico, but Canada still has key issues—mainly on dispute-resolution systems—that it hasn’t reached an agreement on. President Trump has threatened to tax Canada’s auto sector or cut it out entirely if a deal is not reached. Read more at Bloomberg.