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Nafta Talks Set to Run Into Next Week as Canada Sits on Sideline

  • Mexican minister says Canada needs to return to get agreement
  • Only way for Canada to return is to work weekend, next week
Views Of Canada's Capital As Canada Looks Forward To Rejoining Nafta Talks
Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg
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Nafta talks are poised to spill into next week, pushing up against the goal for a deal by the end of the month, as the U.S. and Mexico work out their issues in order to reincorporate Canada.

After two days of talks focused on rules for car production, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said that the U.S. and Mexico still haven’t resolved all their pending issues. Mexico won’t consider negotiations complete until Canada also agrees to a deal, Guajardo said, and that nation’s minister hasn’t attended talks in the past five weeks.