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U.S. outlines priorities for NAFTA negotiations

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(Reuters) - The United States on Monday outlined its priorities for renegotiating the agreement and said it would focus on ensuring better access for U.S. goods exported to and Mexico in order to reduce the U.S. deficit.

In the document sent to Congress for revamping the North American Free Agreement, U.S. Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration would strive to eliminate unfair subsidies and market-distorting practices.

"Too many Americans have been hurt by closed factories, exported jobs, and broken political promises," Lighthizer said in a statement. "Under President Trump's leadership, USTR will negotiate a fair deal."

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton)

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First Published: Tue, July 18 2017. 02:20 IST