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US, Canada to resume Nafta talks

IANS  |  Washington 

The US and will resume high-level talks on the (Nafta).

Canadian and US (USTR) will meet on Tuesday to try to hammer out the final complex details of a North American agreement with the aim of including all three countries in the 24-year-old deal, reports

Discussions weren't expected to get going again until the end of the week.

The US and met for most of last week without reaching a resolution. They are aiming to complete a deal by the end of the month so that Mexico, and the US can sign an agreement by the end of November.

On Monday, Lighthizer was in to meet with his counterpart Cecilia Malmström for the first time since and agreed in July to discuss a possible trans-Atlantic trade deal.

The USTR said in a statement that Lighthizer "had a constructive meeting" with Malmström to "improve trade relations between the US and the European Union".

The trade ministers are set to meet again at the end of the month. In October, staff will hold further discussions on identifying and reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers, with more meetings expected in November to resolve issues in several areas, the USTR said.

Malmström called the meeting "forward-looking".

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 13:18 IST
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