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Trump says Nafta to end soon; Congress has 6 months to approve new deal

Trump's decision to set in motion a possible end to largely free trade in North America comes amid some scepticism from Democrats about the new trade deal

Reuters  |  Aboard Air Force One 

  US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will give formal notice to the US Congress in the near future to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), giving six months for lawmakers to approve a new trade deal signed on Friday. "I will be formally terminating Nafta shortly," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on his way home from Argentina.  "Just so you understand, when I do that - if for any reason we're unable to make a deal because of Congress then Congress will have a choice" of the new deal or returning to ...

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 10:17 IST
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