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US, Mexico, Canada talk NAFTA changes

Delegates from the United States, Mexico and Canada today wrapped up a fifth round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement -- but pushed off some of the thornier issues to later meetings. Their efforts, this time held in Mexico City, are aimed at reforming their NAFTA pact enough to head off US President Donald Trump's threats to scrap it. The latest round focused on trade remedies, rules of origin and matters related to agriculture, Mexico's chief technical negotiator, Kenneth Smith, told reporters. More complicated subjects "are going to be left for the following meetings," he said. Various US proposals were put on the table, as were some Mexican ones, while specific questions were raised in other areas, Smith explained. Meanwhile, "some concepts that are unacceptable" were put forward regarding rules of origin in the automobile industry, he said. The US wants to see domestic US components in cars rise to 50 per cent, to the ire of Mexico and .
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