Peter Clark, a veteran Ottawa-based trade strategist, said the U.S.is letting Canada cool its heels in what he calls a unique approach to negotiations.
"Our relationship with Mexico is getting closer by the hour", the U.S. president tweeted.
After weeks of bilateral negotiations, the U.S.is close to striking a "big trade agreement" with Mexico, President Trump said in a tweet on Saturday morning. However, a day earlier Guajardo had said the two sides might be able to reach agreement in "hours". However, on the possibility of a handshake deal, Guajardo said it would have to involve all three countries.
He also said that a "correct focus" on NAFTA's energy chapter has already been substantially agreed.
The U.S.is prepared to negotiate with Canada separately, but like Mexico would prefer to keep the current three-country deal.
Speaking to reporters Saturday, Mexico's incoming government's negotiator suggested the U.S. has even eased off on demands for a contentious "sunset" clause.
Both Mexican and Canadian officials have also balked at a USA proposal for a "sunset" provision that could end the trade pact after five years, arguing that such a clause could send the wrong message to investors seeking long-term commitments.
Officials on both sides have insisted that talks in Washington this week between the USA and Mexico have been going well with the White House eager to make an announcement of a bilateral deal as soon as this week.
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Since Mexico's July 1 presidential election, the Mexico-U.
While auto-manufacturing rules have taken center stage as a major point of contention between all parties involved, the big elephant in the room that no one is addressing - except this publication and its parent organization The John Birch Society - is what remaining in NAFTA will mean for USA sovereignty.
"For some time now, he (Trump) has been very prudent in referring to Mexicans, or he hasn't said offensive things", Lopez Obrador said Friday.
But Canadian officials, as well as officials from the USA and Mexico, have insisted the two-way NAFTA talks are necessary before the three-party negotiations can restart.
Canada's top diplomat and chief NAFTA negotiator, Chrystia Freeland, said she was encouraged by the progress reached. "We're going to put a 25% tax on every auto that comes into the United States from the European Union", the president told supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia on Tuesday, complaining that there were no Chevrolets to be seen on the streets in Berlin.
On Saturday, Seade told reporters that the nations have resolved concerns that the deal had too many restrictions on how the next government can treat foreign oil companies investing in Mexico.
Oil and Gas issues create a point of tension Incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged during his campaign to end imports of refined products by 2022.
Lopez Obrador is due to take office on December 1.