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The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Negotiations on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement could have hit an deadlock, however Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is eager to maintain on speaking.

Trudeau spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday about bringing the negotiations to a well timed conclusion, a day after the prime minister had an analogous chat with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.


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A Canadian authorities abstract of the dialogue says Trudeau additionally talked about his “strong concerns” relating to the U.S. risk to slap tariffs of as much as 25 per cent on automobile imports, given the built-in nature of the 2 international locations’ auto industries.

Trump just lately requested his commerce secretary to think about whether or not imports of cars and auto elements threaten nationwide safety, saying such core industries are important to American energy.

Trudeau advised reporters Thursday he deliberate to inform Trump the transfer would have an “incredibly negative effect” on the American economic system.

The prime minister added the U.S. transfer seemingly stems from the troublesome efforts to rewrite NAFTA.


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