Global Affairs Canada says the tariffs have hurt workers in the clean energy sector on both sides of the border.
Later this week, top Mexican officials will renew talks with the Trump administration in Washington aimed at renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
After reading the letter from Trump out loud, proposed foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard expressed hope that new trade terms can be reached reasonably soon, with all three countries in the agreement.
The finance ministers for Mexico and Canada on Sunday said they were optimistic about NAFTA talks with the United States, even as trade tensions spurred by US tariffs dominated the G20 meeting of world economic leaders in Argentina.
USA trade lawyer Daniel Ujczo said he believes the Trump administration wants to negotiate with Mexico alone right now - and then Canada separately - in a two-stream approach.
Lopez Obrador also proposed creating a free trade zone along the 185-kilometer border, roughly 115 miles, along the USA that will promote investment, technological development and create jobs.
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"The aim was to strengthen the links between the two most important trade blocs in Latin America", said outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has spent much of the past two years mired in trade negotiations with Trump.
The move comes after three Canadian solar panel manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the USA government in February. Obrador wrote in the letter that was delivered to Trump at talks in Mexico on Sunday.
President Trump has chilled Mexico with demands that it pay for a border wall and his comments that it does nothing to slow illegal immigration.
"Prolonging the uncertainty could stop investment in the medium and long-term, which clearly would challenge economic growth", Lopez Obrador wrote in the letter. Ms. Freeland will also meet with Mr. Guajardo and Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso.
Paris said Obrador's message is a welcome development, "but it won't reduce Canadians' apprehensions about President Trump and his administration". One question asked respondents for their biggest national security concern. In more recent months-amid reports that NAFTA talks have grown contentious and that the U.S.is considering withdrawing altogether - the administration announced tariffs on certain imports that directly affect our neighbors to the immediate north and south.
The research was conducted between February and April and included eight focus groups and a telephone poll of more than 1,500 respondents.