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Mexico and Canada Reject U.S. Nafta Demands

Tuesday - 17/10/2017 11:43
U.S. trade team appear uncomfortable with proposals they're told to present, says source
Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, left, and Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative, will attend a working lunch and hold meetings on Wednesday.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, left, and Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative, will attend a working lunch and hold meetings on Wednesday.

The ministers leading Nafta negotiations are set to wrap up the latest round of high-level talks after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline proposals by the U.S.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland are meeting in Washington on Tuesday as battle lines form around contentious U.S. proposals. They will speak at a press conference together in the afternoon at the end of the fourth round of talks.

Mexico and Canada have repeatedly and publicly rejected the U.S. demands on dairyautosdispute panels, government procurement and a sunset clause. Officials familiar with the discussions describe two tracks to the negotiations -- an impasse on a few of the most contentious proposals, and progress being made on updating the pact in other areas.

On Monday, Canada flatly rejected the most recent proposal to dismantle its supply-management system for dairy. The fifth round of talks is expected to take place in early November in Mexico.

 

Source: Bloomberg:

 Key: U.S, Canada, Mexico, Nafta

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