International Trade minister said Canada is pushing to solve the economically important matter.
Trump has said he’d intervene in the case if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing.
Suit alleges authorities used a routine customs examination to “compel her to provide evidence and information.”
A tacit acknowledgment of the diplomatic bind the US Justice Department created for the federal Liberals.
US political interference looms large as a factor supporting her release.
Ambassador John McCallum opined twice last week on Meng-Huawei case.
Charges unsealed Monday accused Huawei of trying to take a piece of a robot and other technology from a T-Mobile lab.
The arrest of a Huawei exec has chilled China-Canada relations.
News of Michael Kovrig’s detention comes after China warned Canada of consequences for its recent arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver’s airport.