NAFTA

The New York Times sends a reporter to Ottawa:

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The Bombardier ruling added tension to Nafta talks, and while discussions were cordial, you could feel the frustration beginning to bubble under the surface. One of the main irritants is that while the United States has discussed President Trump’s more ambitious proposals for renegotiating Nafta, it hasn’t yet put forth concrete text detailing them.
“Without a formal position tabled, we can’t respond to it,” Ms. Freeland said at the end of the session. Robert Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative, blamed the delays an especially lengthy review process in Washington.

 

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