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Canada Emerges as a Tough Negotiator in NAFTA Talks

Posted September 05, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(William Mauldin, Paul Vieira & Dudley Althaus – Wall Street Journal)

The latest challenge to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement is coming from an unexpected direction: Canada.

For months, President Donald Trump has pointed the finger at Mexico as the source of U.S. trade deficits in North America, and U.S. officials are pushing for new provisions in the 23-year-old trade pact that would make it harder for Mexican manufacturers to send goods to the U.S. duty free.

But in the second round of talks for overhauling NAFTA, running through Tuesday in Mexico City, it is Canada that appears to be giving the U.S. the most difficulty at the negotiating table, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Click here to read more.

Related: NAFTA Negotiators Run Into a Number of Sticking Points in Second Round of Talks (CP)