US Trade Represntative Lighthizer says nafta talks made progress small-medium enterprises, competitiveness, digital trade, services, environment

  • Says hopes to negotiate amendments to US-South Korean free trade agreement to address problems with pact
  • Confident that Trump will support a NAFTA agreement that he negotiates
  • Says his position is not to pull out of NAFTA, but to negotiate
  • If he can negotiate deal to satisfy Canada, Mexico and Trump, he is confident congress will approve it
  • NAFTA labor chapter is difficult; US objectives are to raise wages in Mexico
  • NAFTA countries have not submitted language on rules of origin, 'chapter 19' trade dispute resolution system
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