NAFTA: a new round of negotiations in January in Montreal

Photo: Sean Kilpatrick, The canadian Press
The ministers of the canadian asked by chrystia Freeland, u.s. Robert Lighthizer and mexican Ildefonso Guajardo during the last day of the third round of negotiations last September 27.

Montreal will host at the end of the month of January the sixth round of renegotiation of the free trade Agreement north american (NAFTA).


This is what was said Monday to The canadian Press, a source aware of the dossier, who requested anonymity.


According to this canadian source, it is expected that the ministers responsible for the renegotiation to be back at the table at this stage of montreal.


Ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico have jumped the fifth round of talks underway in Mexico city in order to let the professional negotiators work.


The delegations want to lower the pressure after a closing conference tense of ministers asked by chrystia Freeland, Robert Lighthizer, and Ildefonso Guajardo during the previous round.


The three countries should continue negotiations with a view to the conclusion of a new agreement until at least next march.


The deadline to complete the re-negotiation of the commercial treaty-old 23-year-old has been postponed ; the initial objective was to save the agreement by the end of the year 2017.

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