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Canadian Trade Minister Encouraged by Trump’s Nafta ‘Tweak’

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Canada was heartened by U.S. President Donald Trump’s remark he may yet tweak his neighbor’s side of the North American Free Trade Agreement, rather than demand wholesale change, according to Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

“I was encouraged from the comment from President Trump when he referred to tweaks to Nafta,” Champagne said on Tuesday in a Bloomberg Television interview in Sydney. “This is an agreement that is more than two decades old,” he said, and has already been amended a number of times.