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US-Mexico NAFTA Talks Minus Canada: Feds Insist They’re Encouraged

Posted August 01, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Andy Blatchford – Canadian Press)

Canada’s continental partners are simply trying to work through difficult bilateral sticking points on NAFTA, federal insiders insist, even as the Canadian government appears to have been left out of ongoing talks between the United States and Mexico.

A senior government official said Tuesday that the U.S. and Mexico’s return to the table to sort out their differences is a positive sign for the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement – even if Canada wasn’t invited to take part.

Top Canadian negotiators are expected to rejoin NAFTA talks by mid-August although no meetings have been scheduled yet, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter in public. Click here to read more.