Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) – Mexico’s top trade negotiator wrapped up an 11-hour meeting with his United States (US) counterpart on Friday night, saying they had not finalised a new trade agreement for Mexico, US and Canada.

“We are working on all the issues. It is not easy, but we are working well,” Jesus Seade told reporters as he left the office of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland participated in the talks, as well as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an indirect way, Seade said.

The US, Mexico and Canada agreed last year to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement with the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.