UPDATED 6:44 AM PT — Wed. May 16, 2018
As President Trump continues to push for more even trade deals, Mexico is casting doubt a deal on NAFTA can be made by Congress’ deadline.
Mexico’s top trade negotiator said Tuesday that he doesn’t believe an agreement between his country, the U.S. and Canada will be reached by Thursday’s informal deadline.
That deadline was put in place by House Speaker Paul Ryan in hopes the GOP-led Congress will vote on a renegotiated deal before the midterms.
Mexico wants to reach an agreement before its presidential election on Sunday, July 1.
Officials from Canada and Mexico were in D.C. last week working on the terms of a deal, but nothing was reached.