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World Trump Reiterates Nafta Threat, Linking Talks to Mexico Wall

02:40  12 january  2018
02:40  12 january  2018 Source:   bloomberg.com

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President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to withdraw the U.S. from Nafta while saying that gains from a new deal could be used to pay for a wall at the Under the agreement , the U.S., Mexico and Canada can withdraw after giving six-months’ notice. The sixth round of talks is scheduled to start Jan.

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to withdraw the U.S. from Nafta while saying that gains from a new The president also suggested gains to the U.S. from a revamped Nafta could be used to pay for a southern border wall , which he has previously called on Mexico to finance.

A NAFTA banner is seen during the fifth round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 18, 2017.© REUTERS/Edgard Garrido A NAFTA banner is seen during the fifth round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 18, 2017.

President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to withdraw the U.S. from Nafta while saying that gains from a new deal could be used to pay for a wall at the Mexican border.

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A day after Canadian officials said they viewed the odds of withdrawal as rising, Trump repeated his threat to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if it can’t be reworked in his favor, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing an interview with the president. However, Trump said he was willing to be “a little bit flexible” about the deal until after Mexico’s presidential election in July. He didn’t elaborate on what that means.

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President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to withdraw the U.S. from Nafta while saying that gains from a new deal could be used to pay for a wall at the Under the agreement , the U.S., Mexico and Canada can withdraw after giving six-months’ notice. The sixth round of talks is scheduled to start Jan.

President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA while saying that gains from a new deal could be used to pay for a wall at the Under the agreement , the U.S., Mexico and Canada can withdraw after giving six months’ notice. The sixth round of talks is scheduled to start Jan.

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The president also suggested gains to the U.S. from a revamped Nafta could be used to pay for a southern border wall, which he has previously called on Mexico to finance. “They can pay for it indirectly through Nafta,” the newspaper quoted Trump as saying. “We make a good deal on Nafta, and, say, I’m going to take a small percentage of that money and it’s going toward the wall. Guess what? Mexico’s paying.”

Canadian officials said this week there’s an increased likelihood Trump will follow through on his exit threat. Under the agreement, the U.S., Mexico and Canada can withdraw after giving six-months’ notice. The sixth round of talks is scheduled to start Jan. 23 in Montreal.

“Montreal is going to be a decisive round,” said Wendy Cutler, a former U.S. trade negotiator who is now vice president at the Asia Society Policy Institute in Washington. It will be a positive sign if negotiators can close more chapters and agree to a way ahead on the most contentious issues, she said.

While she puts the chances of U.S. withdrawal at 50-50, “it’s too early to throw in the towel on these negotiations,” Cutler said.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that while he supports additional barriers at the U.S.-Mexico border, he believes some of the estimated costs for President Trump's border wall are too high to justify. "I remain a fiscal conservative, even on the wall, so I'm not excited about spending $20, $30, $40 billion on a wall. I'm still a believer that we don't have money to spend. We're $700 billion in the hole," Paul said on CNN."And while I will vote for money for barriers, I'm not voting for $40 billion for barriers," Paul added.

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