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The 24-year-old NAFTA is a trilateral deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico that underpins $1.2 trillion in North American Trade.

Ricketts expressed optimism that a newly revised North American Free Trade Agreement will benefit Nebraska.

The 3 countries have been renegotiating NAFTA for just over a year at the behest of Trump, who calls the 1994 trade pact a "terrible deal" that he blames for sending USA manufacturing jobs to Mexico. Some people weren't sure if it was a good meeting, but I was.

The two sides also agreed that 40-45 percent of vehicles must be made at "high wage" factories where workers receive $16 an hour, something that could deter off-shoring USA auto manufacturing to Mexico. The current level is 62.5% and under the new accord, that rises to 75%.

A Globe and Mail report late Tuesday, which cited unnamed sources, said Ottawa was prepared to make concessions to Washington on Canada's protected dairy market.

Canada, which is part of NAFTA, is not participating in the announcement.

"Today's news of a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico confirms that the Trudeau government has failed to advance Canada's trade interests".

Trudeau also said he would continue to defend supply management.

Trudeau spoke to Pena Nieto on Sunday and shared their commitment to reaching a successful conclusion of NAFTA "for all three parties" the prime minister's office said.

One of the key issues involves the dairy industry.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled agreement.

"This is a very intense moment in the negotiations and we're trying to get a lot of things done very quickly", she said. "It's a must-have", said Welles Orr, a senior worldwide trade adviser at Miller and Chevalier, and a former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative.

"The appearance of Canada as an irrelevant after-thought in NAFTA is a US frame designed exclusively to wrestle concessions from the Canadian side".

Negotiators have worked for a year to update and rewrite NAFTA but in the last five weeks Washington and Mexico City held talks to resolve their bilateral issues, especially on the auto industry rules, without Ottawa.

In his remarks on Tuesday, Mnuchin appeared to endorse an approach to the trade war with Beijing that includes cooperation with traditional United States allies. On separate occasions in March and May, Green opined that the ISDS provision should be retained in any renegotiated NAFTA. But Trump and other critics say it encouraged USA manufacturers to move south of the border to exploit low-wage Mexican labor.

Trump suggested that he might leave Canada out of a new agreement.

"We also know that the U.S. has backed down with respect to including a sunset clause".

Trump was quick to proclaim the agreement a triumph, pointing to Monday's surge in the stock market, which was fueled in part by the apparent breakthrough with Mexico.

He then delivered his ultimatum to Canada.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was on speakerphone as Mr Trump made the announcement in the Oval Office and said he hopes Canada will eventually be incorporated into the deal.

When pressed by reporters, Freeland would not provide details of what Canada might be putting on the table, saying she and Lighthizer have agreed not to negotiate in public.

The start of the televised phone call with Mexico's president Monday announcing a major trade agreement could be described with one word: awkward.

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