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US Trade Representative Gives Update On NAFTA Talks

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On Thursday, Robert Lighthizer the US' top trade official, said talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement are still far apart. His comments come hours after Canada prime minister Justin Trudeau struck a positive note on trade negotiations between the United States, Mexico and Canada. In a statement, Lighthizer said Thursday, "The NAFTA countries are nowhere near close to a deal," adding that there are “gaping differences” on a host of issues, including intellectual property, agricultural access, labor and energy. U.S. officials say negotiations need to wrap up very soon to give the current members of Congress time to vote on a final text.

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