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Canada taking US NAFTA threat seriously, seeks to end…

Canada taking US NAFTA threat seriously, seeks to end…

It is not certain the United States would quit NAFTA even if Trump gave the required six months' notice, since he is not obliged to act once the deadline runs out.

The Canadian dollar steadied against the greenback on Thursday after hitting a almost two-week low earlier in the session as investors weighed chances of a Bank of Canada interest rate hike next week and anxious about NAFTA.

Of greater concern to USA pork producers is the potential loss of a lucrative export partner if Mexico leaves NAFTA should Trump decide to trigger the 6-month process to withdraw from the trade pact.

International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Canada will remain solution-oriented and constructive in its trade talks, but said the WTO complaint sends a clear message of "firmness" in Canada's approach.

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The minister's comments come a day after stock markets fell following reports that Canada is increasingly of the view that the US will move to formally withdraw from NAFTA later this month when negotiators meet in Montreal.

The recent move to launch a wide-ranging trade dispute citing nearly 200 examples of US wrongdoing is evidence Canada is "pushing back very, very hard now", he said.

Canadian officials said this week there's an increased likelihood Trump will follow through on his exit threat.

"Montreal is going to be a decisive round", said Wendy Cutler, a former USA trade negotiator who is now vice president at the Asia Society Policy Institute in Washington. The Detroit automaker has 14 manufacturing facilities in Mexico, including one that builds large pickup trucks, among the automaker's most profitable vehicles.

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Canadian government sources told Reuters on Wednesday they were increasingly convinced the United States plans to announce it intends to pull out of NAFTA. Trucks built there could be subject to a 25 percent tariff if the US exits NAFTA. Former cabinet minister Rob Norris said last month that whoever replaces Wall must take urgent action in the face of "troubling storm signals". The president said he believes it would be his most powerful negotiating tool.

Dairy has always been one of the sticking points in Canada-U.S. trade, especially for Ryan's native Wisconsin.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Trump was updated Thursday on the status of NAFTA talks, and he's "very pleased on where things are going". The talks are scheduled to wrap up by the end of March.

Speaking with reporters at a cabinet retreat in London, Ont., Ms. Freeland said progress has been made on several fronts and some chapters of the deal are almost final. "I'm not optimistic that we'll see a complete resolution". -Canada relations and the NAFTA file - was not immediately available for comment.

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