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Trump Urges For Quick NAFTA Deal in Phone Call With Trudeau

Posted March 13, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Alan Woods – Toronto Star)

U.S. President Donald Trump urged the quick completion of the NAFTA negotiations in a phone call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, amid indications the U.S. wants a deal wrapped up this spring.

Trudeau called his American counterpart during a tour of aluminum facilities in Quebec, on a day the prime minister did American television interviews to promote the integrated Canada-U.S. economy.

What he heard directly from the president echoed public remarks from Trump’s administration: the U.S. trade czar recently said he wants a new NAFTA concluded within weeks, because of upcoming elections in the different countries. Click here to read more.

Related: The U.S. Wants a NAFTA Deal Within Weeks. Is That Possible? (CBC News)