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Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, signing possible this year

Reuters  |  MEXICO CITY 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's economy minister said on Tuesday that he saw diminishing chances for a new North American Free Trade Agreement ahead of a May 17 deadline to present a deal that could be signed by the current U.S. Congress.U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has said that the Republican-controlled Congress would need to be notified of a new NAFTA deal by Thursday to give lawmakers a chance of approving it before a newly elected Congress takes over in January."It is not easy, we do not think we will have it by Thursday," Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told broadcaster ...

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 22:12 IST
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