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It's Crunch Week (Again) for Nafta With U.S. and Canada at Odds

  • Deal likely needed Thursday for Sept. 30 trilateral deadline
  • Dispute panels, culture and dairy said to be sticking points
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Trump Is 'Erratic, Uninformed' on Nafta, Former Amb. Blanchard Says

U.S.-Canada trade talks are poised to come to a head this week, as negotiators bear down on their next deadline amid President Donald Trump’s threats to cut his largest export market out of the deal.

High-level negotiations are expected to resume this week in a bid to reach a deal for Canada to remain in the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement, a Canadian government official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Congress is pressing for Canada to be kept in Nafta, after the U.S. and Mexico struck their own deal last month.