Mexico Seeks a Swift Close to NAFTA Talks

Mexico Seeks a Swift Close to NAFTA Talks

Mexico Seeks a Swift Close to NAFTA Talks

Canada has requested a NAFTA Chapter 20 review of the safeguard tariffs imposed by the United States on imports of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, it was announced on Monday.

Global Affairs Canada said the tariff has hurt workers in the clean energy sector on both sides of the border.

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday that Donald Trump had urged him to accelerate negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The letter was delivered during a recent meeting in Mexico with senior US officials, and details were disclosed once Trump had received it, said Lopez Obrador, a leftist who won Mexico's July 1 presidential election in a landslide.

The Trump administration inflict the tariff in January succeeding the US International Trade Commission discovered that imports of crystalline silicon one of the principle constituents of photovoltaic technology in solar panels engender a harmful injury to American producers.

Guajardo is due to meet his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday, also to discuss NAFTA.

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Trump responded, saying: "We are prepared to further address the economic development and security issues that drive migration from Central America, but we must also increase cooperation to protect the rule of law and sovereignty of both our countries". Canada is fighting trade battles with the US on numerous fronts and getting ready for new attacks in the future.

Former Canadian government trade official Matthew Kronby, now a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais, said he expects the Canadians will be seeking to ensure Canada and Mexico work effectively together and "resist the Trump administration's divide and conquer efforts".

Canada and the United States remain deadlocked, however, on the Trump demand for a "sunset clause" that would terminate the deal in five years unless all three countries ratified an extension, the official said.

It was a response to a letter Lopez Obrador sent to Trump via a delegation of senior U.S. officials that visited him in Mexico City on July 13.

Paris cited the results of research conducted by Earnscliffe Strategy Group for the Department of National Defence.

The research was conducted between February and April and included eight focus groups and a telephone poll of more than 1,500 respondents.

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