"We are on the losing side of nearly all trade deals", Trump tweeted on Sunday.
Cohn did not spell out the reasons for his resignation.
Boosting the USA domestic manufacturing sector, partially through an increase in the percentage of US content in autos, has been one of Trump's key sticking points on NAFTA.
The source said there now appears to be a sense of urgency on the US side about the NAFTA talks - that American negotiators want to wrap up the negotiations soon, to avoid any possible disruptions from Mexico's July presidential elections.
From Washington to Beijing, officials have warned that any such measures by the Trump administration could be met with retaliation.
For the time being, the European Union would work on a list of trade reprisals which would translate into tariffs worth 2.8 billion euros. And leaving aside simple accounting mistakes, there's no correlation between trade deficits and economic growth.
"The economic nationalists now certainly have the upper hand and their camp is bigger".
Ian Lee, a professor at Carleton University's Sprott School of Business, said Canada is in no position to play the victim when it comes to cross-border tariffs. "We'll find out", Trump said.
That gives the administration about "a month or a month and a half" to reach an agreement in principle on a new Nafta before the political landscape may have shifted significantly, Lighthizer told reporters.
The tariffs were initially proposed by Trump last week, who initially suggested a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum and a 25 percent tariff on imported steel, though the details are still open to change.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also responded.
The speaker is among the most outspoken GOP critics of Trump's plan as Republicans rush to convince the president to reconsider before a final decision.
The European retaliatory list targets imports from the US of shirts, jeans, cosmetics, other consumer goods, motorbikes and pleasure boats worth around 1 billion euros; orange juice, bourbon whiskey, corn and other agricultural products totaling 951 million euros; and steel and other industrial products valued at 854 million euros. In that event, the USA has said it would consider doing bilateral pacts with Canada and Mexico.
"No, we're not backing down", he said, adding, "I don't think we'll have a trade war".
Even so, Brady said he hoped Trump would "tailor this action" so it goes after trade violators like China instead of close USA allies.
Mexico's economy secretary says his country might impose retaliatory tariffs on "politically sensitive" USA products if the United States doesn't exempt Mexico from worldwide duties on steel and aluminum announced by President Donald Trump.
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President Donald Trump says Mexico and Canada can avoid paying the White House's recently proposed steel and aluminum tariffs - if they agree to a new trade deal.
To put it into perspective, Donald Trump is not just against China but all U.S. exporters, primarily because he is of the belief that countries have taken advantage of the USA economy for far too long.
However, higher prices could take a significant toll on users of steel and aluminum.
"I think they're honest also because the sanctions and what we're doing with respect to North Korea, including the great help that we've been given from China". No country gets more blame than China, which alone can produce as much steel as the rest of the world combined.
The stock market dipped 600 points in the hours following Trump's announcement, and businesses - including auto and boat manufacturers, the beer industry and machinery companies - were quick to denounce the move.
A list tallied by the European Commission indicates a 25 percent levy on multiple USA goods, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The risk of a trade war with China - especially if severe sanctions are imposed over intellectual property issues - would escalate sharply. Since net exports are exports minus imports, it may seem as though imports and trade deficits reduce GDP.
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