Focus: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

NAFTA round closes with talks bogged down by conflict – The New York Times

NAFTA talks hit wall as Mexico, Canada push back on U.S. demands – Reuters

Trump administration blasts Mexico, Canada for limited NAFTA ‘headway’ – Fox Business

USTR Lighthizer Statement on the conclusion of the 5th Round of NAFTA renegotiations – United States Trade Representative

Official: Canada, Mexico make no counteroffers on key U.S. NAFTA demands, including on autos and dispute settlement mechanisms – Reuters


Freeland calls U.S. proposals ‘extreme’, says Canada ‘prepared for the worst’ amid squabbles over NAFTA – CBC News

VIDEO: Freeland asked about Canada’s NAFTA negotiating tactics – CBC News

U.S. ‘poison-pill’ demands make prospect of reaching NAFTA agreement remote: Scotiabank report – Financial Post

Canada warns U.S. businesses to speak up or lose NAFTA – Bloomberg

Canada, Mexico push US to explain NAFTA auto plan – PLANT

Canada delivers a NAFTA lecture on autos, not a counter offer – PLANT

Canada continues to defend supply management during NAFTA talks –

Mexico to counter U.S. NAFTA auto content proposal, once it has properly understood the proposition: Economy minister – Reuters

Mexican counteroffer marks tit-for-tat turn in NAFTA talks, it proposes limiting US access to government contracts – Bloomberg

As NAFTA talks stall, Mexico raises minimum wage to $4.71 per day – Reuters

Mexico’s presidential front-runner’ aide urges NAFTA delay until after the elections – Reuters

USTR releases updated NAFTA negotiating objectives – United States Trade Representative

USTR includes seasonal produce, dairy in updated NAFTA objectives –

Senators ask Ross for analysis of impact to agriculture of leaving NAFTA (including text of the letter) –

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