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Inside U.S. Trade - 08/18/2017

Agriculture groups from NAFTA countries balk at USTR's deficit focus

August 17, 2017
Major agriculture organizations from the U.S., Mexico and Canada on Aug. 16 voiced concerns about U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's focus on trade deficits in his opening remarks at the NAFTA renegotiation talks in Washington, DC. The groups also issued joint NAFTA renegotiation priorities in an Aug. 16 letter to the trade chiefs from each country. The letter was signed at the press conference. "Of course it concerns us," American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said of Lighthizer's deficit remarks,...


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