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Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

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Sammy Stanley | 11 January, 2018, 03:20

The comments cast further doubt on prospects for talks to modernize the trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Trump has repeatedly threatened to abandon unless major changes are made.

After reports Wednesday afternoon that Canada now considered it inevitable that Trump would try to withdraw the United States from the treaty, one Canadian official with knowledge of the NAFTA negotiation offered a more nuanced position in an email to the Post, saying, "it's not accurate to say we're convinced", but that there was "no question we think there's a chance it could happen".

The US is expected to lead the otc pharmaceuticals industry in the NAFTA bloc, with a value of $32,806.2 million in 2019, followed by Canada and Mexico with expected values of $3,544.2 and $3,058.2 million, respectively.

The rate on Canada's two-year government bonds declined seven basis points to 1.73 per cent, dropping from a six-year high reached Tuesday.

Trump fell short Monday on making any firm promises that a NAFTA update could be done, although he told farmers he wanted a better deal for them during remarks to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tenn.

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Nafta, the trade pact between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, is now being renegotiated with the latest round of talks scheduled for later this month in Montreal.

"Progress on NAFTA was made during previous rounds and the December intersessional and we expect more progress to be made in January", the official said.

"The government is increasingly sure about this.it is now planning for Trump to announce a withdrawal", one of the sources, who asked to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the situation, said. Mexico has previously said it would walk away if Trump formally announced Washington meant to quit. The talks are scheduled to wrap up by the end of March.

The Canadian dollar rose 4.2 cents to 0.79.74 USA dollar.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was in Washington to meet with senior United States lawmakers and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Tuesday.

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