Trump says NAFTA must wait for US congressional polls

Canada's retaliatory tariffs on over 60 U.S. imports come into effect Sunday

Canadian officials said the measures were designed in part to pressure Trump by focusing on goods from states where his political allies hold sway.

Lopez Obrador told the Televisa network Monday that he will respect the current team of negotiators, and let them continue representing Mexico until he takes office December 1, noting that he wants to have information on what's being discussed and "to help as much as we can".

Now that Mexico's presidential election is done, Ottawa wants negotiations on the North America Free Trade Agreement to restart as soon as possible, one government official familiar with the plan said on condition of anonymity. She was a reporter at the time and told colleagues she had been groped, although just precisely what this may have involved is unclear.

Gomez argued that Mexico's incoming leftist president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, does not have links with big business in the way that outgoing president Enrique Peña Nieto does, and so will not be beholden to business interests in the same way. I think it will be very interesting.

Canada began imposing tariffs on Sunday on USD12.6 billion in USA goods as retaliation for the Trump administration's new taxes on steel and aluminium imported to the United States.

The new Canadian tariffs, which took effect at 12.01am on Sunday, are hitting a long list of U.S. consumer goods, including ketchup and other Kraft Heinz products.

In recent months, Trump has frequently attacked Canadian trade barriers on agriculture - dairy products in particular - as unfairly hurting American farmers.

Trump and Trudeau spoke by phone late Friday after Canada announced it would impose its own tariffs in retaliation for the US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

"There are a handful of people who have chose to make this a comment on the Canada-U.S. relationship and that's fair", she said.

Speaking on Sunday in Leamington, Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked Canadians for standing united against President Donald Trump's sanctions. You're going to have an election.

He said he hoped the Americans would resume NAFTA talks because Canada is ready to get back to the table.

The prime minister has said they've disagreed over Trump's call for Canada to open up its supply management system during NAFTA talks.

Trudeau has insisted the US president's complaints about Canada's trade barriers are the result of his refusal to give in to Trump's demands to do away with the country's supply-managed system that protects dairy, poultry and eggs farmers.



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