USTR Lighthizer eyes NAFTA ‘breakthrough,’ Mexico urges flexibility

By Jason Lange and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Aug 17 : U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday expressed hope a breakthrough could be made in the coming days in efforts to rework the NAFTA trade deal, though his Mexican counterpart said flexibility was needed to reach agreement. Lighthizer was speaking in Washington amidst the latest […]

NAFTA teams ready to ‘start solving’ stalled issues – Mexico

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 27 : Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday that the negotiating teams for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are ready to kick off talks again after they stalled last month. NAFTA talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada had stalled since June when the United […]

Mexico sees scope for progress in stalled NAFTA talks this week

By Anthony Esposito and Adriana Barrera Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, July 23 : There is scope to revive efforts to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) when trade ministers from Mexico and the United States meet this week, a top Mexican official said today. “There’s clearly a window of opportunity to be able to […]

Mexico, Canada optimistic about NAFTA despite G20 trade tensions

By Luc Cohen and David Lawder Buenos Aires, July 22 : The finance ministers for Mexico and Canada today said they were optimistic about NAFTA talks with the United States, even as trade tensions spurred by US tariffs dominated the G20 meeting of world economic leaders in Argentina. Mexico Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya […]

Mexican presidential favorite says a NAFTA fail “not fatal”

By Anthony Esposito and Noe Torres MEXICO CITY, June 12 : The collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement would not be fatal for Mexico, the leftist presidential favorite said on Tuesday, while keeping his cool under attack from rivals in the last televised debate before the July 1 election. Asked what he would […]

Mexico refuses to be rushed into poor NAFTA deal -minister

By David Ljunggren WASHINGTON, May 11 : Mexico will not be rushed into revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) just to get a deal, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday ahead of trilateral talks with his U.S. and Canadian counterparts. Guajardo said he would meet at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) with […]