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NAFTA: Talking a Trade Deal to Death

Nov 22, 2017 | 17:48 GMT
Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal watches U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer during NAFTA negotiations, which have failed to sufficiently progress.
Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal watches U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer during NAFTA negotiations, which have failed to sufficiently progress.
(ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Are NAFTA talks on life-support? That's the question being raised after the fifth round of discussions in Mexico City ended Nov. 21. Following the talks, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer lamented "the lack of headway" made and that Canada and Mexico were unwilling to "seriously engage on provisions that...

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