Canada, Mexico and USA plan to work together

Richard Madan of CTV Washington Bureau, states,

It appears Canada and Mexico have averted a fight among amigos ahead of crucial talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The de-escalation happened last month when a team of top Mexican trade officials met privately with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in Toronto to push for solidarity after Canada signalled it might strike a separate trade deal with the United States and exclude Mexico — fracturing the long-standing continental pact.

Now, Mexico says the two countries are pitching a united front in preparation for talks to “modernize” NAFTA: “We think Canada will work actively with Mexico and the U.S. to strengthen the free trade agreement; we believe it should be a trilateral agreement,” Trade Representative Kenneth Smith Ramos said in an exclusive interview with CTV from the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC.

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