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Mexico Economy Minister Eyes Multiple Rounds of NAFTA Talks

Posted July 24, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Reuters)

There could be between six to nine rounds of negotiations between the United States, Canada and Mexico in the event a quick deal is reached on a revamp of the North American Trade Agreement, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said.

Guajardo told reporters in Mexico City on Friday the NAFTA members were looking at avoiding gaps of more than three weeks between negotiating rounds with a view to making quick progress.

“If we calculate the times toward the end of the year, we’re saying that this would give us a universe of rounds that could be between six and nine rounds,” Guajardo said. Click here to read more.

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