Alexander Panetta

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'Nowhere near close:' U.S. rebuffs Trudeau hope for quick NAFTA deal

The United States declared the NAFTA countries were nowhere close to a deal, in a statement Thursday designed to douse expectations that an agreement might be just a few minor adjustments away.

Mexico doubts that a NAFTA deal is possible by Thursday target date

Don't expect a NAFTA deal by this week's supposed target date, Mexico's economy minister said Tuesday. Ildefonso Guajardo told his country's Televisa network that he doesn't see a deal happening by Thursday, which the U.S. Congress calls the latest possible date to get a deal.

As deadline nears, Trudeau, Trump discuss prospects of quick NAFTA deal

​President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the possibility Monday of immediately wrapping up a NAFTA deal despite signs of skepticism about whether that goal is feasible.

NAFTA ministers part ways before all-important session next week

NAFTA negotiators parted ways for the weekend with multiple issues still unresolved and mere days left before what's being described as an unofficial deadline for getting a deal this year.

Freeland gets briefing from U.S. lawmakers on tight window for passing NAFTA

Canada's foreign minister got a detailed explanation Thursday about why there might only be a few days left to get a NAFTA agreement in 2018.

NAFTA's big sticking point: Significant gaps remain between U.S., Mexico on autos

A significant gap in positions on auto rules between the United States and Mexico continued to cast doubt on the likelihood of an imminent NAFTA deal Tuesday, as countries gathered for what could be a final effort to achieve an agreement this year.

Mexico proposes solution to NAFTA auto parts stalemate; Canada-U.S. talks pushed to Tuesday

The NAFTA countries began a days-long negotiating round Monday in what could be their final chance for an agreement this year, before the talks enter electoral hibernation.

Ministers head home, plan to reconvene NAFTA trade talks in a week's time

After a week-long NAFTA negotiating round in Washington, the lead political ministers are heading home. They will reconvene around May 7.

NAFTA talks continue through weekend as negotiators scramble for a deal

NAFTA negotiating teams will keep bargaining through the weekend in a rush to get a deal by early May, fuelled by a Trump administration desire to meet a legislative deadline.

Trump signals new interest in joining TPP as U.S. scales back key NAFTA demand on auto

The United States has softened another one of its key NAFTA demands, scaling back a request on automobile content amid a flurry of talks aimed at getting a preliminary agreement this spring.

Goal of latest NAFTA pitch from U.S.: Credit countries for higher auto wages

Several sources in different countries say the U.S. has offered to drop its controversial demand for 50 per cent U.S. content in every car. One American source familiar with the proposal told the Canadian Press the level in question involves incentives for a salary range between $13 and $17 an hour.

Canadian customs facilities in the U.S.? Americans say it could happen soon

Canada could soon have its first customs facilities inside the United States, says an American official who cites Florida and Arizona as potential sites for pilot projects in ongoing experiments to modernize the border.

U.S. sets May 1 tariff threat on Canada, Mexico amid rush to speed up NAFTA talks

Original indefinite tariff exemption given to Canada and Mexico now moot. A May 1 deadline applies pressure to wrap up talks quickly on a new NAFTA.

Cancelling NAFTA would be a 'calamitously bad decision', says Trump's new economic adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump's new top economic adviser's views on trade will likely thrill Justin Trudeau, so long as he's willing to overlook some of his other views — specifically, those involving the prime minister himself.

Trump stresses desire for quick NAFTA deal in phone chat with Trudeau

President Donald Trump urged the quick completion of the NAFTA negotiations in a phone call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, amid indications the U.S. wants a deal wrapped up this spring.