Mexican negotiator says US trade deal needs work, could be finalized next week

Mexican negotiator says US trade deal needs work, could be finalized next week
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Mexico's negotiator for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement has said there needs to be more work done, but also said he could see the deal being finalized next week. 

"As the Democrats have directly said a hundred times, we also say. It's more important to get the right treaty than a quick treaty," negotiator Jesús Seade said in a video he tweeted out Friday. 

"If the amendments suggested are fine, are acceptable, are improvements, then there's no reason why we should not be shaking hands next week," he added.  

Seade said after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauTrump rips media coverage that 'mocked' him during NATO summit 'Saturday Night Live' mocks Trump, bars him from sitting at NATO 'cool kids table' Trump's antics shouldn't overshadow what he has accomplished in NATO MORE and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland that disagreements remain regarding labor standard enforcement, dispute settlements, biologic drugs and environmental regulations, according to Bloomberg News

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He also reportedly said that the agreement could be ratified by the end of the year.

The diplomat also met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerPelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 Pelosi sounds hopeful on new NAFTA deal despite tensions with White House On The Money: Economy adds 164K jobs in July | Trump signs two-year budget deal, but border showdown looms | US, EU strike deal on beef exports MORE in Washington this week, according to Bloomberg.  

However, U.S. House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing White House, Democrats strike tentative deal to create Space Force in exchange for federal parental leave benefits: report Trump: Fox News 'panders' to Democrats by having on liberal guests MORE (D-Calif.) last week expressed doubt that the treaty could be passed by the end of the year, saying, “I’m not even sure if we came to an agreement today that it would be enough time to finish.”

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers prep ahead of impeachment hearing Democrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades MORE had previously accused her of stonewalling the agreement, a signature push by his administration.