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USA and Mexican officials are reportedly hoping that the progress they've made will entice Canada, America's No. 2 trade partner, to rejoin the talks, Burrell reported.

"I think with Canada the easiest things we can do is tariff their cars coming in", Trump insisted.

It would also require that 40 percent to 45 percent be made by workers earning at least US$16.

The agreement tried to offset incentives to move production further offshore by requiring that 75 percent of auto contents have to be made in the United States, Mexico, or Canada-though Canada has yet to agree to terms with the United States on trade and negotiations remain ongoing.

Canada's foreign minister flew to Washington, DC on Tuesday to resume negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). "Also, Canada could potential say that we will wait until the mid-term elections and hope that the makeup of congress is different which helps the current NAFTA deal". Under it, to sign something before December 1, when Mexico's president-elect is due to take office, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he hopes to give notice of a deal by the end of this week.

Mr. Trump said he would not stand for continue high tariffs on US dairy products, and threatened to simply keep Canada out and impose tariffs on autos.

The Mexico-US discussions focused on crafting new rules for the automotive industry, which Trump has put at the heart of his drive to rework the pact he has repeatedly described as a "disaster" for American workers.

The new deal will keep tariffs on agricultural products traded between the United States and Mexico at zero and seeks to support biotech and other innovations in agriculture.

One piece that may ease tensions with Canada: The U.S. softened its demand for a five-year "sunset clause" requiring the deal to be renewed, a sticking point that led to the stalemate with Canada. Canada and the US have been at odds over trade in recent months.

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As the cameras rolled, the U.S. president pressed a button on his phone and said: "And I believe the President is on the phone".

In an interview with BNN Bloomberg, Heyman said there are three possible outcomes as Canada rejoins North American Free Trade Agreement talks.

Stock markets worldwide rose to a six-month high on Tuesday as fears of a global trade war receded after Donald Trump announced a US-Mexico trade deal. That means it would have to start from scratch with lawmakers on a U.S. -Mexico trade pact, which would push any deal well into next year. Currently, about 62% of parts are required to be produced in the United States, Mexico or Canada. Canada and Mexico are the U.S.'s second- and third-biggest trading partners, respectively, and an important destination for US exports.

"This (Trump) administration has shown an incredible lack of both diplomacy and consistency in its dealings with our friends, neighbors and allies, and I don't see that changing", Garza said.

Under the current law, about 62% of the parts in any vehicle sold in North America must be produced in the region or automakers have to pay import taxes.

Instead, the president has reached a new agreement with Mexico with the potential to loop in Canada later on.

U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lightizer and Mexican Secretary of Economy Idelfonso Guajardo walked together into the White House without talking to reporters. But no further details were available. He planned to call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau soon.

The 24-year-old trade agreement generally prevents the three parties from imposing tariffs on imports from one another.

"We'll get rid of the name NAFTA, it has a bad connotation because the United States was hurt very badly by NAFTA for many years", Trump said.


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