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U.S., Canada Talk Trade Under Pressure

Aug 29 , 2018

U.S. and Canadian negotiators began a last-minute sprint to complete a North American Free Trade Agreement rewrite, as pressure built on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to cut a deal and President Trump faced skepticism from Congress.

After being sidelined in the discussions for three months, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland arrived in Washington to meet with U.S. counterparts, a day after Mr. Trump said the U.S. and Mexico had agreed to new trade terms and suggested Canada had little leeway to change what the other sides had agreed upon.

However, the U.S.-Mexico accord has provisions Canada has objected to.

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