U.S. ratchets up pressure on Canada, Mexico, trade partners

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Also, Congress must approve any rewrite of NAFTA, signed under President Bill Clinton, and might refuse to endorse a deal that leaves longtime ally Canada on the sidelines.

The US and Mexico announced a breakthrough accord on Monday, potentially leaving Canada out in the cold if no deal is reached, but Ottawa's foreign minister insisted that a "win-win-win" agreement is within reach. "Congress should not interfere w/ these negotiations or I will simply terminate NAFTA entirely & we will be far better off.", Trump wrote. The U.S. has tremendous upside potential as we go about fixing some of the worst Trade Deals ever made by any country in the world.

Huckabee also criticized Trumka and the "entire AFL-CIO" over the union's stance on the North American Free Trade Agreement, even though Trumka on Sunday agreed the agreement, as is, has been "devastating" on workers.

Any deal with Canada would be "totally on our terms", the Toronto Star quoted Trump as saying in an off-the-record aside during an interview with Bloomberg News.

Continetti continued. "President Trump understands the economic power of the United States in a way many other American politicians do not".

"I think it will oblige us to make a strategic shift in our long-term advocacy in the United States of America", he said.

Lighthizer added that trade negotiations are expected to continue on Wednesday next week with both Mexico and Canada.

Canadian officials accused the USA side of refusing to offer concessions.

Talks on a new trade deal started a year ago but bogged down over U.S. demands, including some meant to return manufacturing to the United States.

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Trump notified Congress on Friday of his intent to sign a revamped deal in 90 days with Mexico - and Canada too, if Ottawa chooses to join in.

"I think all three countries have worked together very productively and we're getting more and more excited about the results", a senior USA official told reporters.

Indeed, whenever Trump's name came up, she showered her opposite number - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer - with praise, suggesting the two of them are engaged in a joint effort to overcome their mutual impasse, regardless of what the White House might think.

"The negotiations between the United States and Canada are ongoing".

Union membership nationwide has fallen markedly from the 1970s, with the percentage of American workers in a union dropping from about 25 percent in the 1970s to less than 11 percent in 2017, according to survey data.

The controversial remarks come amid increased tensions between the USA and Canada, in part over trade.

After securing the agreement with Mexico on its terms, the USA piled on the pressure on Canada with its specific demands. Talks between Canadian and American officials fell apart late last week amid ongoing disagreements over dairy rules and the trade-dispute resolution process.

Despite citing it in defense of Chapter 19, Canada is not seeking to resolve the softwood dispute or US tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments as part of NAFTA talks this week, the Canadian officials said.

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