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By Antonio De la Jara

(Reuters) - Mexico's said on Thursday he would not allow the to use planned tariffs on and aluminum imports to pressure the country in ongoing NAFTA talks.

U.S. plans to offer and a 30-day exemption from the planned tariffs, which could be extended based on progress in NAFTA talks, a said on Wednesday night.

"This has nothing to do with the negotiations," Guajardo told on the sidelines of the signing ceremony for an trade agreement in "Under no circumstance will we be subject to any type of pressure."

Guajardo said was willing to spend "as much time as necessary" to resolve NAFTA negotiations successfully.

"will not be leaving the treaty," Guajardo said. "NAFTA exists between three countries. The others are deciding whether they stay or leave, not Mexico."

(Reporting by Antonio de la Jara; Writing by Luc Cohen; Editing by and David Gregorio)

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 23:51 IST