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Latest Nafta Talks Near End Without Major Breakthroughs

  • Mexico round of talks came after Trump threatened withdrawal
  • Observers say meeting December target for new pact is unlikely
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Finsbury's Sapiro on What's at Stake in Nafta Talks

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The latest Nafta talks are nearing conclusion without a major breakthrough or agreements on even the least-contentious topics, officials familiar with the negotiations say, fueling doubts among observers that a deal can be reached this year.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is scheduled to speak publicly alongside Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland Tuesday to conclude the second round of talks toward a new North American Free Trade Agreement. Their appearance will cap a five-day session in Mexico City.