There are few hours left until the United States and Mexico sign an agreement in the framework of the renewal of the North American Free Trade Agreement , which would lead to the immediate reincorporation of Canada to the talks, confirmed sources of the Mexican negotiating delegation from Washington, DC, where the talks take place.
The slogan of the national negotiating team is to conclude the talks today, they said, although this could happen even during the first hours of Monday, August 27. At around 3:30 p.m. 26th of August (4:30 p.m. Washington), the sources consulted reported that the negotiating delegations of Mexico and the United States were about to meet again, after concluding a brief recess to take food.
In the morning, before starting work today, Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of Economy and head of the Mexican negotiating delegation, reported that the negotiation is “hours to conclude and that there are” two or three final “issues that They are discussing.
Once the negotiation between Mexico and the United States was concluded, Canada – which has been marginalized for more than a month – would return to the game immediately with the purpose of closing the trilateral pact before the end of this month, which is crucial for the side Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signs the new treaty before being relieved on December 1.
In Washington, DC, there is a large delegation of Mexican businessmen who are members of the Consultative Council for International Negotiations of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE), better known as the Cuarto de Junto, which is the consulting body of the Mexican government with the private sector. commercial issues.
Source: el economista