Trump says he rejected meeting with Justin Trudeau

Earlier Wednesday, Canada's USA envoy David MacNaughton, who has taken part in the Washington talks alongside Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pegged the likelihood of a new trade deal by Sunday's congressional deadline at a "five" on a scale of one to 10.

Lighthizer said the USA wants to see the three-way pact stay intact and remains committed to keeping Canada in the deal now or to let it join later. This will also mean that the United States can impose 25 percent tariffs on Canada's auto and dairy imports and exports.

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump touted the success of his trade policy, citing the renegotiated bilateral trade deal with South Korea, as well as a partial rework of NAFTA agreed to with Mexico.

Lighthizer said the timetable for the new deal was set up so Pena Nieto can approve it before he leaves office on November 30 - an arrangement that's acceptable to Lopez Obrador.

The US made a deal with Mexico in August, but stakeholders on both sides of the border have urged for the US to make it a three-way deal and include Canada.

It is possible that Congress, which strongly prefers an agreement involving Canada, would allow Canada to be added to the U.S. -Mexico text at a later date. "We will keep working as long as it takes to get to the right deal for Canada", he said.

But Freeland's spokesman, Adam Austen, said Canada would only sign a good deal. A spokesman for the U.S. Trade Representative's Office declined to comment.

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"I suspect that they will be motivated to do so", Mr. Bollyky said, referring to the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker, respectively.

But he said: "I believe this US-China discussion will go on for a while".

"I don't think there's anything to read into it", Mr. Trudeau said of the tepid greeting, adding he was just making the rounds of the table.

Trump has used an obscure "national security" provision of US trade law to impose tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminum. "It was an interaction like so many are in the United Nations - quick but cordial".

"I'm anxious a little bit that time will catch up with us", he said at a luncheon, noting that he had spent more time in Washington DC working on trade issues than ever before.

Trump is serious about renaming NAFTA, possibly to the U.S. -Mexico-Canada pact, or USMC, said Lighthizer.

"I'm anxious a little bit that time will catch up with us", he said, noting that he had spent more time in Washington working on trade issues than ever before.

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