U.S. bid to protect auto industry sparks new doubts about NAFTA

Trudeau, Pena Nieto reaffirm commitment to NAFTA after meeting

A new report claims the U.S.is proposing the lifespan of any new trade deal be limited to five years.

Trudeau's visit to Mexico City has included meetings with the Mexican president in which the two leaders vowed to remain at the bargaining table for NAFTA, despite hard line proposals from the U.S.

"There is scope in the negotiation of the agreement for a consensus that benefits the three countries", he said. Trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico has quadrupled under NAFTA, now topping $1.2 trillion a year.

Three people who were briefed on the matter said that the US rules of origin proposal would put these materials on the North American Free Trade Agreement's auto parts tracing list for the first time. That is in addition to its insistence that 50 percent of content be US -made within the first year of a signed deal.

Some trade observers said it is hard to see how negotiators could reach an agreement given US demands that many see as non-starters. With that in mind, he said he's warned US trade representative Robert Lighthizer to tread carefully around the sector.

The head of Unifor, Canada's largest private sector labor union, said it was clear the United States did not want a deal.

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USA negotiators submitted their rules of origin proposal to Mexican and Canadian counterparts on Friday.

Canada and Mexico cooperate on security through many avenues, including annual bilateral security consultations, military to military consultations, political-military consultations, and the newly established Dialogue on Public Safety between Public Safety Canada and Mexico's Secretariat of the Interior.

He was speaking alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who later said Canada was "braced" for Trump's unpredictability.

Canada had been expecting extreme demands from the USA, after President Donald Trump said Canadian dairy rules were "unfair" to American farmers back in April.

Ahead of the fourth round of talks, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hinted the U.S. would be looking for increased access to Canada's dairy.

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