'Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington

During a meeting with senators to discuss details of negotiations for the United States-Mexico-Canada treaty (USMCA), Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the USA proposed that 70 percent of steel for automobile production come from the North American region.

"Mexico has shared that this would bring lots of problems", Ebrard told reporters, adding that Jesus Seade, Mexico's top negotiator for USMCA, would travel to Washington within hours to present Mexico's terms.

Ebrard reiterated the Mexican government's rejection of that proposal, but said Mexico would allow panels composed of experts and a third party to review labor standards.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has now not been passed in the United States because it is being held up by the Democrats. He said he would likely return on Monday to continue talks.

On Friday evening, he had said many issues still needed to be resolved. "What we're going to have is an addendum, and that addendum is with these red lines".

If the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, "doesn't move quickly" to approve the deal, the president tweeted, it "will collapse!" It's not easy, but we work well.

The USMCA, signed a few yr prior to now, need to be handed by lawmakers in all three nations, along with the US Congress. For months, the White House and House Democrats have been in talks about changes to key sections of the agreement with the aim of securing congressional passage this year.

A spokesman for Pelosi could not immediately be reached for comment, and the U.S. Trade Representative's office did not respond to a request for comment. Mexico has resisted Democratic demands for teams of USA factory inspectors in Mexico, as well as a proposal to ban imports from factories found to be in violation of labor rights provisions. However Democratic lawmakers have held up U.S. ratification over issues about how labor and environmental provisions could possibly be enforced.



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