Mexico Wants To Renegotiate NAFTA ‘As Soon As Possible’

Mexico's new foreign relations secretary says there's "enormous uncertainty" following the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president.
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    Mexico's new Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray stands during a press conference at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City. Videgaray said Tuesday, Jan. 10, that the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants negotiations as soon as possible. (AP/Marco Ugarte)

    Mexico’s new Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray stands during a press conference at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City. Videgaray said Tuesday, Jan. 10, that the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants negotiations as soon as possible. (AP/Marco Ugarte)

    MEXICO CITY (REPORT) — Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary says the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants negotiations as soon as possible.

    Luis Videgaray says there’s “enormous uncertainty” following the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president. Trump has pressured companies not to move jobs to Mexico, warned he would tax those who do and vows to renegotiate NAFTA.

    Videgaray said in a Radio Formula interview Tuesday that Trump’s actions have caused concern, adding “that is why this (negotiation) process is so important, to dispel this uncertainty.” He said talks should start “as soon as possible.”

    He said Mexico is willing to negotiate over Trump’s plan to build a border wall. But Videgaray said Mexico won’t pay for the wall, calling that “unacceptable.”

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    • Of course. Just make an appointment.
      Corporate Amerika (NWO) will only be too happy to hear your concerns, address any issues that bother your way of life. They have always been sooo considerate of any population that feels grieved.
      NOT

    • James Wherry

      Why not just scrap it? MintPressNews certainly does not support NAFTA. Its sole purpose has been to export jobs to Mexico in order to make a few rich fat cats at the top even richer by paying low wages to Mexicans.

    • tapatio

      Why not just tear NAFTA up. It’s nothing but a scam to rob workers/citizens of all three countries and line corporate pockets.

      • mlhoheisel

        One reason is it would cost the jobs of millions of American workers that are based on NAFTA. It would cause chaos in the US Auto Industry which has based it’s production on NAFTA rules. Business adapts to the law and NAFTA has been the law for a couple decades so it’s the basis of how a lot of businesses work now.

        • tapatio

          The maquiladora program and NAFTA are what COST millions of American jobs – in spite of the auto industry’s propaganda.

          The $24/Hr jobs in Detroit converted to $2/Hr in Monterrey and $22 PROFIT.