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"He has not got any approval to negotiate a bilateral deal with Mexico", Herman said.

Trump's economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, told reporters the deal with Mexico should serve as a "reset" for talks with Canada. The US, along with other nations, has frequently called on Ottawa to open its market to increased competition in dairy products.

"While the U.S. administration had been given special "fast-track" authority by Congress to seek a new NAFTA deal, it is unclear whether that applies to a bilateral agreement like this one (ie a deal that does not include Canada)".

Trump says he will be calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

It was refreshing Monday to see the us and Mexico in agreement on trade that could benefit both countries.

But Canada is likely to object to revisions in Nafta that include rules that will make it harder for treaty members to challenge USA trade penalties. The two sides agreed to stricter rules for Mexican auto exports to the United States, including requirements that 75 percent of the content be made in North America, and that 40 to 45 percent of the content be made with workers earning at least $16 (€13.7) per hour - a measure aimed at discouraging manufacturers from relocating to lower-wage Mexico.

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The three North American countries do about one trillion dollars in trade among themselves annually.

"I talked to the President @realDonaldTrump". But it did not produce a detailed "trade agreement" of the sort Trump was discussing.

Mexican officials have insisted repeatedly that they will not fund Trump's wall. Trump is expected to send formal notice to Congress by the end of the week.

"And the president did say that if we can not satisfactorily negotiate with [Canada], he may have to go to a large 20-25 percent tax on Canadian automobiles headed for the U.S.", Kudlow said. But Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Monday that they plan to send a Mexico-U.S. deal to Congress by Friday to start the clock on the waiting period.

"Frankly, a tariff on cars is the much easier way to go", said Trump.

"Although the exact timing is uncertain, we expect the countries to ultimately reach a trilateral deal, avoiding the serious consequences that would have resulted from President Trump carrying out his threat to withdraw from NAFTA", a UBS report out Tuesday said.

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Robb Kerr, acting Head of Mission for the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, told KIRO 7, "I think at this point, we're optimistic".

That measure could move some production back to the United States from Mexico and should lift Mexican wages, the White House official said.

"But one way or the other, we have a deal with Canada".

The U.S. president, since the time of his 2016 election campaign has referred to NAFTA as the worst trade deal in history and repeated especially inflammatory rhetoric about America's southern neighbor.

Austen said the Canadians had been regular contact with the NAFTA negotiators.

On Tuesday, the Journal ripped apart the president's trade deal with Mexico in a scathing op-ed.

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However, his transition team has been taking part in the talks, and gave their blessing to the two-way deal.

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