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Nafta Negotiators Are Said to Tackle Labor, Rules of Origin

  • U.S., Canada want Mexico to protect workers, pay higher wages
  • Trump administration looking to require more regional content
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Finsbury's Sapiro on What's at Stake in Nafta Talks

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Officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will start to tackle some of the tougher issues in the North American Free Trade Agreement as they discuss labor, dispute resolution and rules of origin for products at a negotiating session in Mexico City, according to two people familiar with the schedule.

U.S. and Canadian teams are pushing for better conditions for Mexican workers as a way to boost wages and reduce incentives for companies to relocate manufacturing jobs to the developing economy. The Trump administration wants to stop U.S. companies from moving to Mexico, where workers earn a quarter of what their U.S. counterparts make.