Jan 10, 2017

Mexico: We're ready to negotiate NAFTA with Trump

AP Photo/Marco Ugarte

Mexico's new foreign relations secretary Luis Videgaray says the country wants NAFTA negotiations as soon as possible, according to the AP.

In a Radio Formula interview Tuesday, Videgaray said:

  • Trump's actions have caused concern.
  • "That is why this (negotiation) process is so important, to dispel this uncertainty."
  • Talks should start "as soon as possible."
  • Mexico is willing to negotiate over Trump's plan to build a border wall, but Mexico won't pay for it.

Why this matters: Trump has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA, and threatened a "big border tax" to those who send make goods in Mexico to sell in the U.S. This is a sign that he'll have a more willing partner than people expected.

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