April 26, 2017 / 6:32 PM / in 8 months

Canada says ready to come to NAFTA talks 'at any time'

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is ready to come to talks on renewing the North American Free Trade Agreement at any time, a Canadian official said on Wednesday in reaction to reports that a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the pact was under consideration.

FILE PHOTO: Commercial trucks line up on the Ambassador bridge crossing over to Detroit, Michigan from Windsor, Ontario September 12, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo

“At this moment NAFTA negotiations have not started. Canada is ready to come to the table at any time,” said Alex Lawrence, a spokesman for Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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