Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland with Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo before an earlier round of NAFTA talks. If all goes well, the updated pact, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, will be signed Friday in Buenos Aires. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
Updated North American free trade agreement appears set for ceremonial signing on Friday
Since Friday’s signing is strictly ceremonial because all three countries must still ratify the pact, it remains unclear who will be putting their pen to the agreement: the heads of state or cabinet level officials.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here at the G7 leaders summit last June, will both be at the G20 summit in Argentina this weekend. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto are all in Buenos Aires, but none has given any indication that he will the one actually signing.