Mexico, Canada should be set to continue with NAFTA without U.S.: minister


SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Mexico and Canada should be ready to continue with a version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) without the United States, the Mexican economy minister said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo holds his headset during a joint news conference on the closing of the seventh round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City, Mexico March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido“You have to be ready to live with a NAFTA without the U.S.” Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Sao Paulo. “NAFTA at risk of ending? No. NAFTA will continue between Canada and Mexico because at the end of the day, what is important is you send a message that you believe in free trade. The U.S. is the one that will decide to be in or out.” Reporting by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Bernadette Baum
Source: Reuters