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Lower trade deficit prime goal for US in Nafta talks

It aims to reduce the imbalance by improving access for American goods sent to Canada and Mexico

Mr Lighthizer says the Trump administration also wants an "appropriate" provision to deter currency manipulation by trading partners.


THE United States on Monday launched the first salvo in the renegotiation of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), saying its top priority for the talks was shrinking the US trade deficit with Canada and Mexico.

In a much-anticipated document sent...

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