Foreign Affairs Minister and Mexican Secretary of Economy to discuss Canada-Mexico ties in Toronto
May 15, 2019
Global Korean Post
Canada and Mexico discussed ratification of the new NAFTA, Mexico’s labour reforms, Indigenous trade issues and the 232 tariffs on steel and aluminium.
On May 14, Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomed Graciela Márquez Colín, Secretary of Economy of Mexico, in Toronto, Ontario.
The ministers discussed the new North American Free Trade Agreement, their respective ratification processes and Canada’s ongoing commitment to help improve labour standards and working conditions in Canada, Mexico and the United States, including through the new NAFTA.
The ministers also discussed the section 232 tariffs imposed by the United States on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and how our two countries can continue to cooperate.
Canadian merchandise exports to Mexico were valued at $8.2 billion, and Mexican merchandise exports to Canada were valued at $36.8 billion in 2018.
The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, signed on November 30, 2018, outlines an important renewed understanding between Canada, the United States and Mexico on the significance of our mutual trade relationship.
Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will hold meetings with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.