New business coalition makes late-stage play in NAFTA talks to keep trade free
By Beatrice PaezSep. 19, 2018
The formation of the Coalition to Keep Trade Free comes as Canada is facing an Oct. 1 deadline to sign onto the agreement struck between Mexico and the U.S.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, are working to get past the stalemate in NAFTA renegotiations so that Canada can sign onto the agreement in principle Washington has struck with Mexico. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
With Canada and the United States in the late stages of NAFTA trade talks, a new coalition of entrenched business interests is lobbying to preserve the trilateral agreement.
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