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U.S., Canada, Mexico Make Minor Progress on NAFTA Talks

Posted September 06, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(William Mauldin – Wall Street Journal)

U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials, buffeted by political disagreements and controversial moves by the Trump administration, notched relatively minor progress in recent days in a big push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement this year.

The second round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City wasn’t intended to result in major breakthroughs or serious horse-trading among negotiators, and more substantive progress is expected in the third round later this month in Ottawa, officials said. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the second round built on the preparatory work of the first round in Washington.

“We have found mutual agreement on many important issues,” U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer told reporters Tuesday. Click here to read more.

Related: U.S. Trade Rep Says in NAFTA Talks He Keeps Trump’s Views in Mind (Reuters)