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Perry Eyes Energy Pact With Mexico, Canada Amid Nafta Change

  • Energy to play important role in Nafta ‘massage,’ Perry says
  • Secretary is latest to strike warmer tone on regional trade
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U.S. Eyes Energy Pact With Canada and Mexico

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The U.S. has a unique opportunity to develop a "North American energy strategy" with Canada and Mexico, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said, striking a conciliatory tone with the other members of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

While President Donald Trump has blasted Nafta and moved to renegotiate it, Perry referred to the upcoming talks to rework the 1994 trade pact as a “massage” of it, saying it presents an opportunity to bolster energy ties, not enact new trade barriers.