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Canada decides to stick to guns at NAFTA talks despite Trump pressure

Trudeau said on Tuesday: "There are a number of things we absolutely must see in a renegotiated NAFTA," and reiterated he would not sign a bad deal


Canada heads into talks in Washington on Wednesday to renew NAFTA determined not to back down on key issues despite threats from US President Donald Trump to retaliate against the Canadian economy unless Ottawa gives ground quickly. Trump, fresh from wrapping up a side deal last week with Mexico, the third member of the North American Free Trade Agreement, has said he is ready to slap auto tariffs on Canada or exclude the country from the pact altogether. The president says the 1994 pact - which underpins $1.2 trillion in annual trade - caused hundreds of thousands of ...

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First Published: Wed, September 05 2018. 18:41 IST