Tense U. S.-China relations are helping the United States understand the importance of a North American trade bloc, a senior Mexican diplomat said on Friday, after negotiating a deal that ended steel tariffs in the region.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Tense U. S.-China relations are helping the United States understand the importance of a North American trade bloc, a senior Mexican diplomat said on Friday, after negotiating a deal that ended steel tariffs in the region.
The United States struck deals on Friday to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, the three governments said, removing a major obstacle to legislative approval of a new North American trade pact.
Mexico’s deputy foreign minister for North America, Jesus Seade, said the U. S.-China trade war was helping the case for a strong partnership between neighbors.

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