USA unveils proposal to boost autos content in NAFTA

US Proposes Limited Lifespan of Future Trade Deals During NAFTA Talks

"Withdrawing from the TPP will cost the USA billions of dollars, and that's money that's coming to Canada for fruits and vegetables, beef and timber exports", Dade told Xinhua in an interview.

Although sources briefed on the talks describe the mood as sour, Mexican and Canadian politicians say there is no question of leaving the table for now.

He explained that the American agricultural industry persuaded Donald Trump not to withdraw the USA from its five-year-old free trade agreement with South Korea.

His remarks and the tension around NAFTA helped push the peso down 1 percent against the US dollar to a five-month low.

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Mexico's foreign relations secretary says his country won't accept "limited, managed trade", an apparent reference to demands for higher USA and regional content rules on products like auto parts.

Business and farm groups say abandoning the 23-year-old pact would wreak economic havoc, disrupting cross-border manufacturing supply chains and slapping high tariffs on agricultural products.

From left, Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer attend a news conference on the NAFTA negotiations in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. They are also seeking to halt the shift of vehicle production and jobs to Mexico from the United States.

The head of Unifor, Canada's largest private sector labor union, said it was clear the United States did not want a deal. "This thing is going into the toilet", Jerry Dias told reporters on Thursday.

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But Trudeau said Canada does have Mexico's support when it comes to introducing a gender chapter into the trade pact.

Despite clear signs of impatience from Canada in particular, USA negotiators have yet to submit their proposal on rules of origin for the auto sector.

He was speaking alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who later said Canada was "braced" for Trump's unpredictability. In 2011, Mexico successfully used targeted tariffs on US goods such as pork and cheese to win a dispute over trucks.

But the Americans also want a country-specific change that would increase USA content requirements to 50 per cent in the first year of the new deal.

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