May 31, 2019 / 3:50 PM / 2 months ago

Canada, pressed on Trump tariffs threat, notes Mexico said it would press ahead with USMCA ratification

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland takes part in a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Lappi Areena in Rovaniemi, Finland May 7, 2019. Mandel Ngan/POOL via REUTERS/File Photo

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government, pressed on a U.S. threat to impose tariffs on Mexico that could undermine a new continental trade pact, on Friday said Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador still planned to push for ratification of the new deal.

“The Mexican President has said today, speaking for Mexico, that Mexico intends to move ahead with its ratification process,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told legislators.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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