Mexico and Canada insist that NAFTA needs to be trilateral

Mexico and Canada will defend that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must be maintained as a trilateral agreement, even though negotiations are sometimes carried out between two countries.

Mexican Foreign and Economic Secretaries Luis Videgaray and Ildefonso Guajardo and Canadian Chancellor Chrystia Freeland said the bilateral meetings do not alter the trilateral nature of the treaty.

“This is a trilateral negotiation in which we are convinced that there is a great opportunity. It will be necessary to define whether North America capitalizes on its potential to be the most competitive region in the world in the coming decades”,  said Videgaray.