US, Canada resume talks on revamped NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working long hours to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc.

The Canadian envoy — Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland — resumed talks Wednesday with U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer.

“Our negotiators have been really hard at it, including an all-night session last night that ended at 7 a.m.,” Freeland tells reporters.

President Donald Trump began negotiations last year to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, which he blames for wiping out American factory jobs.

The U.S. and Mexico reached a preliminary deal last month that left out Canada. Freeland is trying to get America’s No. 2 trading partner back into the trade bloc. Negotiators are battling over Canada’s high dairy tariffs, among other things.

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