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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Pacific trade deal throws a wrench into NAFTA talks


Associated Press - January 24, 2018

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and the remaining 11 countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement.

The deal comes exactly one year after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement.

News that Canada and Mexico had joined a new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement without the U.S. surprised key industry stakeholders and set a new backdrop for the sixth round of NAFTA talks that began in Montreal on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The agreement follows two days of high-level talks in Tokyo and was confirmed by Canadian International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. The partners are now expected to work toward signing the agreement by early March.

Trudeau says the pact meets Canada's objectives of creating and sustaining growth, prosperity and well-paying middle-class jobs today and for generations to come.

Trudeau spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The agreement comes amid increasing indicators that Trump will pull the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade deal. Seventy-five percent of Canada's trade goes to the U.S.



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