U.S.: Trump's Push for a NAFTA Deal Is Likely to Fall Short

Apr 3, 2018 | 19:44 GMT

After more than six months of NAFTA negotiations, the White House wants something to show for it. According to an April 3 report, the U.S. administration is working to hammer out a preliminary agreement in less than two weeks, when President Donald Trump will attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. But a wide gulf divides Canada, the United States and Mexico on key aspects of the trade deal. If the Trump administration has anything to show at the April 13 summit, it will be only a preliminary agreement without consensus on the truly contentious points of the renegotiated pact. But for the White House, that may be enough, because it is looking for a political win ahead of the U.S. midterm elections....

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