The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will try to improve the position of Canada in the negotiation of the North American free trade area (NAFTA), discussed all important matters with the President of Mexico, Enrique peña Nieto and Vice President of the United States Mike Pence in the next two days.
Earlier there were hopes that during a visit by Trudeau to Peru, where he and other leaders will participate in the summit of the Americas, Canada, Mexico and the United States will declare they reach some sort of agreement on free trade.
Although this does not happen, as the President of the United States Donald trump decided to stay at home to deal with the situation with Syria, the opportunity to meet with peña Nieto on Friday, April 13, and with the Pens on Saturday, April 14, are still important.
A lot has changed in the negotiations on NAFTA since, as Trudeau last met with peña Nieto in November. In addition, it will also be one of their last official meetings, because in July Mexico held presidential elections.
Thus, Friday’s meeting will give the two leaders a chance to exchange views and work together to find a way to achieve certain progress in the negotiations in this difficult time.
Had the impression that American officials dealing with trade issues have played into their hands, surprising many, claiming Thursday, April 12, they are ready to lower demand for cars, but then trump warned that he was going to “rethink forever” duty on European cars.
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will try to clarify this issue at the Saturday meeting with the Pens, who went to Peru instead of trump.
NAFTA is not the only trade deal on the agenda, as trump has ordered his subordinates on Thursday to consider whether or not the US has once again become a member of the TRANS-Pacific partnership after their exit from the trade bloc last year.