Tensions with China help U.S. see importance of North American trade: Mexican official

[Original Post] Undersecretary for North America Jesus Seade gestures during the 14th Mexican Financial Summit in Mexico City, Mexico April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tense relations between the United States and China are helping the United States understand the importance of a North American trade bloc, Mexico’s deputy foreign minister said […]

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Undersecretary for North America Jesus Seade gestures during the 14th Mexican Financial Summit in Mexico City, Mexico April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tense relations between the United States and China are helping the United States understand the importance of a North American trade bloc, Mexico’s deputy foreign minister said on Friday, after negotiating a deal that ended steel tariffs in the region.

The official, Jesus Seade, also said the U.S. decision to lift steel and aluminum tariffs from Mexico and Canada will pave the way to pass the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal.

Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Stefanie Eschenbacher

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