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Canada Back at Negotiating Table for NAFTA 2.0

2018-08-30 00:02
Canada is back at the negotiating table in talks to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after several months on the sidelines of the negotiations. Foreign Minister and lead negotiator Chrystia Freeland arrived in Washington on Aug. 28 to restart talks, cutting short a trip to Europe after the United States announced it had worked out a bilaterial free trade deal with Mexico the day before.  President Donald Trump said he wasn't afraid to go ahead without Canada, and has given it's northern neighbor till Aug. 31 to get back in the deal. He has also said the United States would impose tarriffs on car imports from Canada if talks fall apart. He told reporters on Aug. 29 that trade talks were going "really well" and that U.S. and Canadian officials had negotiated late into the evening the night before.