Mexican economy minister: Mexico will never pay for Trump wall

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It was a guileless move to give Trump the pretext for a NAFTA withdrawal - the excuse that the Canadians are playing checkers when he wants to play chess.

"I thought that was a constructive proposal from the president", Freeland said. "So, he understands it, and he listened".

Premier Brad Wall, who has previously spoken out about the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement and other worldwide projects to Saskatchewan's economy, said it is "crucial to continued growth and prosperity in Canada, the United States and Mexico".

In a letter past year sent to the governors of NY and Wisconsin, the Canadian ambassador to Washington, David MacNaughton, cited data showing dairy trade between the countries benefits the U.S.by a five-to-one margin.

The head of the University of Windsor's Cross-Border Institute said reports the U.S.is increasingly likely to leave the agreement are an attempt by President Trump to get an upper hand during the sixth round of trade talks. While MXN was able to largely retrace its losses following denials from the White House that the President's position had not changed, CAD is still trading at notably lower levels this morning.

The filing was made just as a sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks are set to resume January 23 in Montreal.

"What we're trying to do is make sure that we get to a situation where we have a strong agreement that will ensure our economic security", he said.

Trump made more-muted-than-usual remarks to a farm-lobby conference last week regarding NAFTA.

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"I have tried to educate him the best I can", Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley also released a statement on Tuesday urging the administration to protect farmers by keeping the deal intact. "That will be a major test of his presidency's impact on rural America going forward".

Trump has long called the 1994 treaty a bad deal that hurts American workers.

"I think it would be very bad for Canada as a whole".

"There's been chatter in the market going into this week that it was coming up", Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial in Newark, New Jersey.

"There's real concern in the manufacturing committee and the agricultural committee that [leaving NAFTA] would impact the economy in a very negative way", Sen.

Trump also this week repeated his claims that the U.S.

Saskatchewan's premier says he is "greatly concerned" about recent reports suggesting the United States plans to withdraw from a landmark free trade deal that has been in place for nearly a quarter of a century. He added that he understands it's tough for Mexico to deal with these negotiations during its current election.

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