Canada will not give US in a trade agreement

© AFP 2018 / Jim WatsonПремьер Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald trump. Archival photoCanada will not give US in a trade agreement© 2018 AFP / Jim Watson

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau insists that Canada will not sign the revised agreement nafta North American free trade agreement (NAFTA), if it is not a dispute resolution mechanism and provisions on the protection of cultural sectors in Canada, including the media, reports channel CBC.

«For Canadians, it is inconceivable that American TV network bought the canadian media companies, be it Newspapers, television stations or television networks. It would be an abandonment of our sovereignty and our identity, and we simply will not accept,» Trudeau told reporters in Vancouver on Tuesday.

«We said from the beginning that we need a dispute resolution mechanism (such as described — ed.) in Chapter 19, and we will adhere to this,» he added.

At the moment, the NAFTA includes a provision stating that the products of cultural activity are not considered as other commercial goods.

Earlier it was reported that one of the requirements of the United States in negotiations on the new agreement is to simplify the process of resolving trade disputes (the so-called section 19 of NAFTA).

Trump announced earlier that with Mexico, an agreement was reached to conclude a new trade agreement to replace the current tripartite agreement, the United States, Mexico and Canada about the North American free trade area (NAFTA). Later, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland said that he held constructive talks with US trade representative Robert Leitheiser at the conclusion of a new trade Treaty.

Last Friday, trump has notified Congress of intention to sign a new contract instead of NAFTA within 90 days.

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