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Trump then said Canada had until Friday to climb on board-a significant date because Congress needs 90 days' notification to approve a new NAFTA, and Mexico gets a new president at the start of December. He also warned Congress not to interfere in the talks, which are set to continue on Monday.

Under NAFTA's withdrawal rules, Trump must give six months' notice to the leaders of Canada and Mexico, the other stakeholders in the current pact, to pull out the U.S. He also must seek the support of Congress to pass such a change. "If we don't make a fair deal for the USA after decades of abuse, Canada will be out".

He went on to warn USA lawmakers against involving themselves into the negotiations, tweeting that should they do this he "will simply terminate NAFTA entirely and we will be far better off". According to a study on the deal effects back in 2013, NAFTA was directly responsible for raising the USA trade deficit with Mexico from $17 billion to $177 billion, and cost the U.S. over 850,000 jobs.

According to a published account of the president's leaked remarks, Trump told Bloomberg News Thursday that he is not entertaining any compromises at all in discussions with Canada - but he can not admit his posture publicly because "it's going to be so insulting they're not going to be able to make a deal".

Trump then admitted to "scaring the Canadians into submission by repeatedly threatening to impose tariffs".

It's been an intense week of haggling for Mexico, the United States and Canada over the 24-year-old North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

"It's pretty hard to see how that would work without having Canada in the deal", Trump said.

Trump has charged that the deal wiped out American factory jobs.




"The talks were constructive, and we made progress", Lighthizer said. But Canada's dairy industry - backed by Quebec politicians of all stripes - is adamant that it won't stand for the government allowing the USA any more market access, saying it has compromised enough on past trade deals with the European Union and Pacific Rim countries.

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

But simply granting more American access to Canada's dairy market "is something where I think that you wouldn't necessarily see big movements in terms of benefits to consumers".

After securing the agreement with Mexico on its terms, the United States piled on the pressure on Canada with its specific demands. Trade talks concluded Friday with no agreement between the USA and Canada.

A few weeks ago, the United States began negotiating with Mexico, leaving Canada on the sidelines.

Trump has repeatedly criticized Canada's dairy industry and has used the threat of tariffs on Canada's auto production to push for concessions.

President Donald Trump has threatened to leave Canada on the sidelines since announcing a breakthrough with Mexico on Monday, but the U.S. president and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have both expressed optimism a deal is close. The deal also proposes requiring a significant portion of automobile parts - 75 percent - be made in the US and Mexico. The spat reignited in November 2016 when the USA lumber industry filed a petition asking for duties, alleging Canadian wood is heavily subsidized and imports were harming American mills and workers.


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