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Nafta negotiators extend talks, delaying its potential demise

The countries disagree on issues like the percentage of a product that has to be made in the US and if Nafta should expire every 5 years

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From left: Canada's foreign minister Ms Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexico's economic secretary Mr Guajardo, making statements to the media after a Nafta trilateral ministerial press event in Washington, on Tuesday.

Washington

UNTIL Tuesday, the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) looked like it might be headed for a quick demise. Now, it could be headed for a slow, painful one.

The US, Canada and Mexico said on Tuesday that they would extend Nafta negotiations into next year, with the...

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