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Following Lighthizer meeting, senators say administration favors a trilateral NAFTA approach

May 16, 2017
After meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the administration’s negotiating objectives for NAFTA, Senate Finance Committee members said on Tuesday they were told President Trump’s trade team preferred a trilateral framework for a retooled deal -- though Ross was less firm in his response. “Well, right now it is a trilateral deal and we shall see what comes in the future, but the important thing is to get to the substance,” Ross,...


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