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USTR officials say sixth NAFTA round will take place even if government shuts down

January 18, 2018 at 8:49 PM
A government shutdown will not shut down next week’s NAFTA talks, though the Office of the U.S Trade Representative might have to make do with a smaller retinue in Montreal, sources briefed by USTR officials say. Talks on a government spending bill remain mired in disagreements over children’s health insurance and other issues, raising the specter of a shutdown -- nearly one year after President Trump took office -- that would leave only essential functions up and running. The House...

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