>> Tense trade talks between the US and Canada broke off Friday, missing a deadline set by the Trump Administration to agree to an overhaul of the North America Free Trade Agreement.>> We are continuing to work very hard and we are making progress. We're not there yet.>> Pressure on Canada mounted after US President Donald Trump, earlier this week, announced he'd reached a proposed trade deal with Mexico.
Threatening to cut Canada out of the 24 year old tri-lateral pact that underpins more than $1 trillion in annual trade.>> We will see whether or not Canada gets into it. Otherwise we will do something separately, or we won't do anything which is okay too.>> Canadian negotiators spent the week in Washington, trying to find common ground on issues ranging from tariffs on dairy products to trade dispute resolutions.
But President Donald Trump's own words may have undermined negotiators' efforts heading into the final day of talks.>> And I said, off the record, and I made a statement about Canada, which is fine.>> In off the record comments on Thursday, Trump told Bloomberg News that any trade deal with Canada would, quote, be totally on our terms.
The Toronto Star first reported the remarks and Trump confirmed them Friday.>> At least, Canada knows how I feel, so it's fine.>> Canadian Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland downplayed the impact of Trump's remarks on the talks.>> My negotiating counter party is Ambassador Lighthizer and as I said, he has brought good faith and good will to the table.
>> Despite missing Friday’s deadline, US-Canada talks are set to resume next week. The White House on Friday notified Congress it intends to sign a revised NAFTA with Mexico, and will continue working to keep Canada in the agreement.