But Trump suggested he may go forward with a revamped NAFTA without Canada.
The top USA negotiator on Tuesday complained Canada was not making enough concessions in bilateral talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement and said time was running out before Washington proceeded with a Mexico-only deal.
He took aim at the country's dairy tariffs and reiterated his threat to tax Canada's auto industry. Trump has complained about Canadian tariffs on USA dairy products - and did so again Wednesday - and has called on Congress to pass a trade deal his administration negotiated with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, with or without Canada's participation. "We will continue to negotiate with a view to getting a deal that is in Canada's national interest", he said.
Talks have become increasingly hostile.
Already a target of metals tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, Japan is keen to be granted exemptions from threatened tariffs on cars and auto parts.
McNaughton suggested the two sides were deadlocked over USA demands to scrap NAFTA's Chapter-19 mechanism for resolving anti-dumping and anti-subsidy disputes, the continued imposition of American "national-security" tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, and the threat of tariffs on auto exports from here.
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As reported by Reuters, US officials are complaining that Canada is refusing to make necessary concessions in order to achieve a trilateral pact that will update and replace NAFTA.
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Trudeau's interactions with the mercurial US president have been a subject of great curiosity over the course of his three days at the General Assembly.
"The fact is that Canada is not making concessions in areas that we think are essential", the USA official said.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trudeau shrugged off United States pressure to quickly agree to a deal and indicated it was possible the three member nations might fail to conclude a new pact.
Earlier in September, Trump tweeted that there is "no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal".
But Lighthizer on Tuesday said time was running out for Canada to be included, and Mexico's trade negotiator Kenneth Smith Ramos said the two countries are ready to proceed.
"I don't like NAFTA".
Both the USA and Mexico have said they will press ahead with the bilateral accord they reached last month, with or without Canada. I've never liked it, it's been very bad for the United States.
He added that he and his team does not like Canada's "representative". It's been great for Canada. "Mexico made a very good deal".
He resolved, "We will put billions and billions of dollars into our treasury and frankly, we'll be very happy because it's actually more money than you can make under any circumstance with making a deal".