Canadian negotiators are traveling to brief Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in person on the state of negotiations with the United States on a deal that would allow Canada to remain in a North American trade bloc.
Freeland will spend Tuesday in the US capital before she heads to Saskatoon to attend Liberal caucus meetings that begin later in the day and run through Thursday.
Canada and the US are trying to finalize a text that could be submitted to Congress by the end of the month to join the deal the Trump administration signed with Mexico.
US President Donald Trump also said earlier that the talks, which both countries ramped up in recent weeks, were coming along well. Under U.S. trade negotiating laws, a text for that agreement is due by October 1.
Austen, asked whether Freeland might return to Washington later in the week, said no decisions had been taken.
Wiens declined to say what action the organization would take if an updated NAFTA deal gave the US a greater chunk of the Canadian market, but did not rule out campaigning against ratification of the agreement, or the Liberal government.
Canada's main stock market started the week down for seventh-straight day amid an off-day for any headlines on NAFTA as negotiations are set to resume Tuesday.
The uncertainty over the fate of NAFTA, in light of a tentative U.S. -Mexico trade deal, has not gone away even as trade experts note that members of Congress, concerned about the trade ties between the two countries, may help ensure that a final deal includes Canada.
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, speaking in an interview broadcast on Sunday, said Canada had to scrap a low-price milk proteins policy to reach a deal on NAFTA. U.S.
Yet, he stressed that "if we sign the deal it'll be. for Canada and Canadians".
After leaving the U.S. Trade Representative offices following an initial meeting on Tuesday, Freeland described a positive atmosphere as the two sides work "extremely intensively". Under U.S. trade negotiating laws, a text for that agreement is due by October 1.
"I think it is good for him in the short term".
"Maybe that helps us all put into perspective the negotiations that we're having - and also put into a little bit of historical perspective the importance and the significance of the relationship between Canada and the United States", she said of the anniversary.
A late day comment from Pres. Trump boosted the precious metal and the Canadian dollar where he said "Trade talks going well".
Trudeau says Trump's demands are in part linked to talks to update Nafta. "They're really hammering this out", said Orr, who is now senior worldwide trade adviser for a Washington law firm.
Trump added a layer of urgency to the negotiations late last month after announcing his deal with Mexico. "He's railed against this thing (NAFTA) and they've been at the negotiating table for now over a year".
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