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NAFTA ministers leave town without deal, will be on call next week

May 11, 2018
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo were set to leave Washington, DC, on Friday after a week of meetings with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that did not produce a breakthrough in the NAFTA talks, leaving negotiators with less than a week to meet a May 17 deadline set by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). After meeting with Lighthizer on Friday afternoon, Guajardo and Freeland told reporters they would return to their countries and...

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