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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, which would mean a new NAFTA for America’s workers.
After a firm warning from President Trump to the United States’ neighbor to the North, the President of the largest Union Federation in the country, said on Sunday, in view of the integration of the three economies in the agreement, any revised offer on the North American Free Trade Agreement must include, Canada.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that while his Federation is concerned, the NAFTA revised call to the 1994 agreement “devastating” for American workers is a lot, not only with the United States and Mexico.
“Our economies are integrated,” Trumka said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It is difficult to see how it would be without Canada on the deal.”
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Trumka, the comments come after Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it is “out”, a revised NAFTA-offer, unless it is “fair” in the United States, and threatened to scrap the current deal should the Congress “interfere” in the negotiations.
“There is no political need for Canada in the new NAFTA deal” Trump said in a series of tweets as he visited his Virginia golf club over the weekend.
However, it is not clear whether the trump administration has the authority to strike a deal with Mexico, as it Monday announced, and exclude Canada. Of Congress to approve all need to be signed in the NAFTA States, under President Bill Clinton, and to be in favour of refusing an offer that leaves long-time ally of Canada on the sidelines.
The 24-year-old NAFTA cracks most of the trade barriers, the division of the United States, Mexico and Canada. The trade between the three countries increased dramatically. But many manufacturers responded to the agreement by moving factories to take South of the border advantage of low Mexican wages, then the shipping of the goods North to the United States and Canada.
Trump has calculated that the deal wiped out American factory jobs. He has pledged to negotiate a better deal, or from the NAFTA Region as a whole. Talks on a new trade deal began a year ago, but deadlocked over U.S. demands, including some meant the return of manufacturing in the United States.
A few weeks ago, the United States negotiations with Mexico, Canada, leave on the side line began. Outgoing Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, wanted to sign a contract before he left office. Dec. 1. The deal Monday announced, among many other things, which require that 40 percent will be made up to 45 percent of a cars in a North American country, where car workers at least $16 per hour — that is, not in Mexico before qualifying for duty free status.
To give lectures in Canada in the trade bloc’s competition to break in the coming week in Washington and Ottawa are trying to deadlock on issues such as Canada’s market for dairy products and the efforts of the United States to shield pharmaceutical companies from generic.
“As we have said, the whole week, we working in the direction of a modernized NAFTA is good for the middle class and the people to work hard, to be able to join,” said Adam Austen, a spokesman for the Canadian foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland. “To reach out with good will and flexibility on all sides, a win-win-win result. Canada, of course, only sign a contract that is good for Canada.”
Echo Trumka words said about the need for Canada to a revised offer, Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, that any new agreement must include all three countries.
“We are encouraged by the open dialogue between Trump and the (Mexican President Enrique) Peña Nieto administrations, working in the direction of a modernized trade agreement, recognizes the technology sector the key role in American economic growth,” Shapiro said in a statement. “At the same time, we are concerned that, with the exception of Canada, a final agreement limiting the opportunities for exports and hurt the U.S. economy.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.