Mexico says working hard with U.S. on new NAFTA auto rules

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"Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely.

"But as I said before: nothing is closed until everything is closed". But he is threatening Canada with auto tariffs if the United States and Canada can't forge a deal.

The renegotiation of the regional free trade deal started in August 2017 at the request of U.S. President Donald Trump, who claims the original agreement harms U.S. industries and jobs.

Guajardo stressed that the most hard issues had been left to the end, including the USA demand that NAFTA be approved every 5 years, a provision known as a sunset clause.

Before entering the meeting with Lighthizer, Guajardo was asked by reporters whether Canada would take part next week in the talks, and he said "possibly".

"New President of Mexico has been an absolute gentleman", he said, referring to leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, set to take over later this year.

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The issues the two countries are hammering out include what percentage of auto industry components need to be made in North America to avoid tariffs, and how many cars and trucks need to be made in factories paying higher wages.

In response, Canadian officials announced "dollar for dollar" retaliatory tariffs, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called them at the time, to the tune of over C$16 billion in US imports.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray discussed addressing irregular migration through Mexico and the region, a State Department spokesperson said.

"We're glad Mexico and the USA continue to work out their bilateral issues".

Guajardo said that once bilateral U.S.

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