"Raising wages for auto workers in Mexico is directly a way for the United States to push more manufacturing back into the United States because it reduces the attractiveness of Mexico as a jurisdiction for manufacturing", she said. But it does officially start the countdown clock.
"You know, this is our best trading partner in the world".
Trump achieved a trade breakthrough this week with his U.S. -Mexico deal, but it's incomplete. "It may be by Friday or it may be within a period of time, but ultimately they have no choice", Trump said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg in Washington as bargainers struggled to resolve critical issues.
"Lowering trade barriers is critical to. creating more access to goods for buyers on a global basis", Mike Dabbs, eBay's senior director of government relations for the Americas, said in a statement.
Other experts, such as Vanderbilt University law professor Tim Meyer, believe the Trump administration can use the current TPA but may need to add another procedural step. By then, Trump really needs Canada signed on, or it will be politically - and legally - tricky to move things through on his preferred timeline.
Canada can sign on until Congress ratifies the deal, which will likely be at the end of November.
"We're going to remain constructive, positive, serious and creative about what we do around the negotiating tableâ€¦ We are also going to be unequivocal about always standing up for Canadians' rights and Canadians' interests".
Concerns about a NAFTA deal with Canada grew early Friday after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said that Canada is looking for a "good deal, not just any deal". It remains unclear how Trump's comments got passed along to Dale, but this White House is notoriously leaky and it's pretty unlikely that Trump and the Bloomberg reporters were the only ones in the room when Trump said what he said about Canada.
"We know that a win-win-win agreement is within reach", Chrystia Freeland told reporters after a week of talks in Washington to rewrite the 25-year-old NAFTA.
The Canadian dairy industry is only about a tenth the size of the USA industry, said Mike von Massow, a food economist at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Lighthizer told reporters Friday morning that Canada was not making concessions about USA dairy access to the Canadian market.
In a written statement, the USTR says the talks with Canada continue but "there have been no concessions by Canada on agriculture". But they have to treat us fairly.
In Canada, biologics, which include anti-inflammatory medications such as Remicade, are effectively protected from competition from generic products for eight years.
Trump was referring to a story published by the Toronto Star on Friday reporting on his off the record remarks made to a Bloomberg reporter during an Oval Office interview on Thursday.
Two months ago, Couillard advocated for flexibility, telling Bloomberg that when it comes to a particular American grievance around "ultrafiltered" milk, used in cheese production, "let us see how we can approach that separate from" the bigger system.
Mexico's retailers association, ANTAD, said it declined to comment while trade talks are still under way.