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USTR scraps official NAFTA round eight this week, hosts ministerial meetings instead

April 04, 2018
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has decided against hosting an official eighth round of NAFTA negotiations and instead will hold ministerial meetings with his counterparts in Washington, DC, this week, hoping to make progress in the most sensitive areas and lay the groundwork for an agreement in principle by mid-April, sources close to the talks tell Inside U.S. Trade . Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo will meet separately with Lighthizer, these sources said,...


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