- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

President Trump spoke Wednesday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, said the White House.

Mr. Trump promised not to unilaterally pull out of the pact and Mr. Pena Nieto and Mr. Trudeau agreed to proceed swiftly to open renegotiations of the trade deal, said the White House, describing the exchange as “pleasant and producing.”

“It is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better.”

The Trump administration has made several get-tough moves on trade, including slapping tariffs on Canadian soft lumber exports over alleged government subsidies undercutting U.S. lumber.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump promised to either renegotiate or pull out of NAFTA, and recent trade moves sparked expectations for impending action on that front.


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