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Canada took NAFTA autos pitch to Hill, stakeholders, angering Lighthizer

February 15, 2018 at 5:11 PM
After the sixth round of NAFTA talks wrapped up late last month, the Canadian government presented its automotive rule of origin ideas to the congressional committees of jurisdiction as well as U.S. industry and union leaders -- drawing the ire of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who sources said felt their engagement diminished his leverage in the talks. Canada's 14-page PowerPoint presentation, which was presented to U.S. and Mexican negotiators at the Montreal round in late January and was obtained...

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