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US, Mexico, Canada ministers to sign trade pact Nov 30, official says

  • Published at 11:52 am November 9th, 2018
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The flags of Canada, Mexico and the US are seen on a lectern before a joint news conference on the closing of the seventh round of Nafta talks in Mexico City, Mexico March 5, 2018 Reuters

It was yet to be determined whether the presidents and prime minister will participate in the signing

Cabinet ministers from the United States, Mexico and Canada will sign a new trade agreement on November 30, Mexico’s economy minister said on Thursday.

The deal will be signed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters at an event in Mexico City. Argentina is hosting the G20 international forum for governments and central bank governors.

It was yet to be determined whether the presidents and prime minister will participate in the signing, Guajardo said.

“What’s clear is that the signing will take place on November 30,” Guajardo said.

After more than a year of negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, the United States and Canada reached a last-gasp deal in September. Mexico and the United States had already struck a bilateral agreement.

Legislators from the three countries still have to approve the pact, officially known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), before it goes into effect.