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NAFTA Talks Need Quick Outcome: Ross

Posted July 26, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Agence France-Presse)

US and Mexican political deadlines are creating pressure to reach a quick outcome to next month’s talks to rework North America’s regional free trade pact, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday.

The United States, Canada and Mexico are due to begin talks on August 16 to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with the US side focused squarely on cutting its $56 billion trade deficit with Mexico.

“It’s probably a big mistake to set a particular date but the political calendars both here and there suggest it should get done pretty quickly,” Ross told the Economic Club of Washington, DC. Click here to read more.

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