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Lighthizer slams Mexico and Canada for ‘resistance to change,’ announces delay to fifth round of talks

October 17, 2017 at 3:44 PM
U.S., Mexican and Canadian trade ministers have agreed to delay the next round of NAFTA negotiations to work on bridging “conceptual gaps” exposed during talks that concluded today, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced -- saying he was “surprised and disappointed at the resistance to change.” “We have seen no indications that our partners are willing to make any changes that will result in a rebalancing and a reduction in these huge trade deficits,” Lighthizer said. The next round, which...

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