US President Donald Trump showed on Monday December 9 optimism about the last stage of negotiations of the trade agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).
"I am hearing very good things," Trump said, at a time when the T-MEC is going through a crucial period to determine whether or not it is put into consideration in the US Congress during 2019. "I heard that many advances have been made in the last 48 hours, ”he added.
Along the same lines, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the T-MEC vote is getting closer.RELATED
"We are working hard and hope that it will arrive soon for ratification," he said.
Offering a similar third perspective, US Senate Finance President Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Monday, after chatting with U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer, "he hopes that soon An agreement is announced. ”
The CNBC network reported that Congressional Democrats and the Trump administration were "near a tentative agreement" and that a vote could be taken before December 18.
The House of Representatives of the United States approved extending its current session from December 12 to 20, which gives more room to move forward in the ratification process of the T-MEC. The extension of the period implies having four more legislative days.
In Mexico, the Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, and the Undersecretary for North America, Jesus Seade, are expected to give a lecture on the new trade pact on Monday.
According to FOX Business sources, the negotiations to make the latest changes to the T-MEC proposal were concluded on Monday.
A final agreement could come in the next 24 hours, he added, paving the way for the ratification of the three countries. This latest news has not been officially confirmed.