WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Consultant says Canada has made no concessions to the USA on the thorny concern of dairy entry as talks grind on in the direction of at this time’s deadline to renegotiate the North American Free Commerce Settlement.
In a written assertion, the USTR says the talks with Canada proceed however “there have been no concessions by Canada on agriculture.”
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Equally, Canadian officers inform The Canadian Press at this time that expectations NAFTA deal is imminent are exaggerated and untimely.
The sobering evaluation comes as International Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is again on the NAFTA desk in Washington this morning with at this time’s deadline looming over the talks to carry Canada again into the North American free-trade fold.
Freeland has been in conferences all week along with her American counterpart, U.S. Commerce Consultant Robert Lighthizer, each of whom met late into the night Thursday seeking a compromise in time for the deadline imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Freeland says she is trying ahead to listening to what Lighthizer has to say at this time, after an evening of reflection.