Government looking at potentially pursuing a separate deal with Japan
Success will come from entrepreneurial smarts plus the competitiveness of our products and services.
Pushback undermines his case to Congress as trade agreement’s enters final stages of approval.
Calls content rules ‘outrageous’ as Japanese vehicles allowed no tariff access faster than US.
Parts makers at risk to bear the brunt of any pain resulting from a deal.
“Canada is prepared to negotiate, to stay here until we have a deal,” says trade mnister.
Agreement in principle may be announced as soon as Oct. 2.
Less than a third of the jobs in Canada’s car-parts industry are at companies with a global presence.
Competition intensifies for economic influence in the world.