Current round of NAFTA talks coming to a close

  • On right track to conclude negotiation talks
  • Mexico will host next round in late February

US NAFTA negotiator Lighthizer adds:

  • US isn't being unfair in NAFTA talks
  • some misunderstanding that US is being unfair
  • Canada has trade surplus with US
  • we believe some progress made in Montréal
  • we are finally discussing NAFTA core issues
  • NAFTA talks progressing very slowly
  • We need to move much faster on NAFTA talks
  • US finds that Canada's auto proposals could result in less North American content in autos
  • Canada has made massive attack on US trade laws
  • Canada's WTO challenge whether all parties are committed to beneficial mutual trade
  • Says hopeful that progress to accelerate talks will take place soon