President-electDonald Trump's tough talk on trade appears to be paying off even before he formally takes office.
In the days since the results of Tuesday's election, two-thirds of North American Free Trade Agreement trading bloc have already expressed interest in starting talks to renegotiate the landmark accord.
During the campaign season, then candidate Trump made rewriting or withdrawing from NAFTA a pillar of his economic policy. Trump has minced no words in describing the agreement as a job killer and cause for wage stagnation in the U.S, as companies fled south seeking cheaper labor costs.
Just this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a staunch proponent of trade, announced his willingness to head back to the negotiating table, acknowledging that over time trade deals must be given another look to be sure they've advanced with the times.
"I think it's important that we be open to talking about trade deals," Trudeau said, adding he's ready to revisit the terms, "If the Americans want to talk about NAFTA, I'm more than happy to talk about it."
That appeared to isolate Mexico, which took a bit of a harder line.
Ildefonso Guajardo, Mexican Economy Minister said he's ready to explain to President-elect Trump the "strategic importance" of NAFTA for the region. However, he stopped short of saying he's ready to completely rewrite the trade agreement.
"Here we're not talking about, renegotiating it, we're simply talking about dialogue," he added.
Mexico, Latin America's second-largest economy, is the U.S.'s third largest goods trading partner, with $531 billion worth of goods exchanged in 2015. Some 80 percent of their exports flow directly to the world's largest economy, while 35 percent of their labor market depending directly on foreign trade.
Mexico's Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massie echoed that sentiment, saying "We think it is an opportunity to think if we should modernize it, not renegotiate it."
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took a more conciliatory tone, telling reporters he called Trump to congratulate him on his victory and share his readiness to work together.
"We both agreed that we have to work towards a relationship of trust, of a shared future, because our countries are highly important one to another," Peña Nieto added.