No change for Canada despite U.S.-Mexico trade pact, trade experts say
By Neil MossAug. 28, 2018
Despite Donald Trump's posturing, Canada still in line to join trilateral agreement, according to trade experts.
After the announcement of a U.S.-Mexico preliminary trade agreement, Canada will be welcomed back to the negotiation table. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland, pictured, announcing retaliatory tariffs on the United States on May 31. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
A preliminary trade agreement between Mexico and the United States won’t alter Canada’s place in a future trilateral agreement between the three North American countries, trade experts say.
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