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Trump administration starts countdown to NAFTA talks in mid-August

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By David LawderWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking toward a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for U.S. workers and manufacturers.With a letter to U.S. lawmakers, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he triggered a 90-day consultation period with Congress, industries and the American public that would allow talks over one of the world's biggest trading blocs to begin by Aug. 16.Renegotiation of NAFTA was a key campaign promise of U.S. President ...

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 08:54 IST
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