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Canada, Mexico and the United States have been holding talks on the two-decade-old NAFTA since last August.
Canada, Mexico and the United States have been holding talks to revise the two-decade old NAFTA since last August.
Trump first floated the idea on Friday of having individual agreements to replace NAFTA, which he again called "a terrible deal."
The announcement came as Ottawa and Mexico City announced they were retaliating against steep metal tariffs imposed Friday and Washington faced a barrage of complaints at a finance ministers summit.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a news conference the US tariffs were "totally unacceptable."
In a statement issued yesterday, he said the US had been taken advantage of for many decades on trade. Those days are over, he added.
An informal deadline came and went this week for reaching an agreement in time for the Republican-controlled Congress to approve it before the November 6 midterm elections.
Canada and Mexico also have pushed back on a US proposal for NAFTA sunset clause after five years.
Officials in recent weeks have sounded more optimistic, raising hopes for a quick deal, possibly early next month, but Trump's comments seemed to cast doubt on that accelerated timeline.
Trudeau signalled he saw a strong chance of reaching a deal with the US and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.
For the second straight day, Trump took to Twitter to attack Mexico for allowing the group of Central Americans to march unimpeded toward the US.
Trump crashed the kick-off party via Twitter, accusing the country of doing "very little" to stop illegal migration and drugs, and renewing his threat to axe the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexico's economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said his country and Canada must be ready to go it alone if the United States pulls out.
Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday he would not allow the United States to use planned tariffs on steel and .aluminum imports to pressure the country
President Donald Trump is to press ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum.