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Nafta deal without a dispute resolution mechanism bad for Canada: Trudeau

We've said from the very beginning that we need a dispute resolution mechanism like Chapter 19 and we will hold firm on that, says Trudeau

AFP/PTI  |  Ottawa 

Donald Trump And Justin Trudeau
Donald Trump And Justin Trudeau. File photo: Twitter/@JustinTrudeau

A revamped continental trade deal must include a dispute resolution mechanism, said Tuesday, pushing back on the US demands to get rid of binational panels to challenge anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

"We've said from the very beginning that we need a dispute resolution mechanism like and we will hold firm on that," Trudeau said in Vancouver on the eve of the resumption of talks with the United States.

"We will not sign a deal that is bad for Canadians, and quite frankly, not having a to ensure that the rules are followed would be bad for Canadians."

First Published: Wed, September 05 2018. 07:14 IST
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