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U.S. Recalls NAFTA Auto Negotiator From Mexico For Consultations

(Anthony Esposito & Sharay Angulo – Reuters)

The United States called back its negotiator for the contentious issue of regional auto content rules from a round of NAFTA talks for consultations in Washington on Monday, delaying the ongoing conversations in Mexico City, three Mexican and Canadian trade officials said.

One of the officials said the negotiator, Jason Bernstein, had been called for meetings with U.S. automakers and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and was due back later in the week.

U.S., Mexican and Canadian trade teams began a seventh round of talks to renegotiate the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement on Sunday aiming to finish reworking less contentious chapters while also meeting to discuss the trickiest subjects. Click here to read more.

Related: Ford and GM to Meet U.S. Trade Officials on Tuesday (Reuters)