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U.S. Takes Hard Stance During NAFTA Talks
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:24:02 PM »
U.S. Takes Hard Stance During NAFTA Talks

The representatives from Canada and Mexico who came to Washington on Wednesday to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement were greeted by U.S. officials taking a hard line on negotiations.

“We cannot ignore the huge trade deficits, the lost manufacturing jobs, the businesses that have closed or moved, because of incentives, intended or not, in the current agreement,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said. “The U.S. government has certified that at least 700,000 Americans have lost their jobs due to changing trade flows resulting from NAFTA.”

Lighthizer cautioned: “I want to be clear that [Trump] is not interested in a mere tweaking of a few provisions and a couple of updated chapters. We feel that NAFTA has fundamentally failed many, many Americans and needs major improvement.”....

http://www.weeklystandard.com/u.s.-takes-hard-stance-during-nafta-talks/article/2009322
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