[:en]NAFTA Renegotiation must benefit the three countries involved: JA Meade [:es]Nuevo TLCAN debe beneficiar a los tres países: Meade [:]

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According to José Antonio Meade, Secretary of the Treasure of Mexico (SHCP in Spanish), the re-negotiation of NAFTA must benefit the three countries (USA, Mexico and Canada) and there is a mood to find a new balance in NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) bute a real equilibrium where the three countries win something, it is a message that Treasure Secretary of the USA, Steven Mnuchin after both Ministers got together lasy Tuesday in Washington DC.
The Treaty and the new negotiation has to imply improvement for all parties concerned, in this case the three aforementioned countries.  NAFTA was signed in 1994 and since then there have been many problems as well as benefits for the three nations involved, nevertheless Mexico had seem to be the one which got the worst part of it, and now President Trump, on behalf of better jobs and salaries for Americans, is trying to make good on his promise of cancelling the Treaty to “bring jobs back” to the States.
Mexico is prepared to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement to modernize the 23-year-old open trade pact grouping the U.S., Canada and Mexico,  Mexico is prepared to discuss with the Trump administration and Canada revisions to NAFTA, such as including labor and environmental standards. Mexico “is willing to modernize NAFTA”
Meanwhile, the peso rallied on Friday to a nearly four-month high after the new U.S. commerce secretary offered a softer tone on trade talks. Already the best performing major currency in recent weeks, the peso strengthened as much as 2.5 percent to 19.5085 per dollar on Friday, its best since Nov. 9, the day after Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election win. The peso hit a historic low on Jan. 11, after tumbling about 17 percent on concerns that Trump would follow through on threats to tear up NAFTA.
Weaker peso
The peso’s deep losses had been working against Trump’s objective to narrow the U.S. trade deficit with Mexico, since the weaker peso makes U.S. exports more expensive in Mexico while making Mexican exports cheaper in the United States.

[:es]El Secretario mexicano de Hacienda, José Antonio Meade, aseguró hoy que en el Gobierno de EE.UU. hay claridad de que los tres socios del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) deben ganar con la renegociación del convenio.

Dijo que hay “ánimo de encontrar un nuevo equilibrio en NAFTA (por sus siglas en inglés), pero un equilibrio en donde las tres partes ganen; es un mensaje que reiteró el secretario del Tesoro” de EE.UU., Steven Mnuchin, en el encuentro que sostuvieron el martes en Washington, hay claridad en que “el tratado y su renegociación tiene que implicar para todas las partes involucradas una mejora”, insistió.

El secretario de Comercio, Wilbur Ross, aseguró este martes que el TLCAN, del que Canadá también es socio, tendrá “aspectos buenos” para México. El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, ha asegurado que la renegociación del tratado, al que ha calificado de “desastre” para la economía y los empleos de Estados Unidos, será una de las prioridades de sus primeros meses en la Casa Blanca.

Trump y su equipo piensan que el convenio, en vigor desde 1994, está restando empleos en Estados Unidos por empresas que se han trasladado a México para aprovechar las ventajas de una mano de obra más barata. Meade dijo sentirse “menos preocupado” tras haber sostenido una reunión con “una contraparte sensible de la importancia que tiene México”, así como el diálogo, la coordinación y el trabajo “fluido”, a fin de que haya beneficios a ambos lados de la frontera.

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