CNBC – Wilbur Ross, new trade representative Lighthizer are set to start NAFTA talks with Congress

Keep an eye on how NAFTA negotiations play out as they will likely give insight into the administration’s trade strategy for other regions, such as the Asia Pacific.

May 16, 2017

‘Freshly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross are traveling to Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon to start talks with key lawmakers about the Trump administration’s intentions to sit down with Canada and Mexico and reopen NAFTA.

Those talks are the official first steps for the administration to meet the requirements under the trade promotion authority for Lighthizer to send the letter to Congress notifying it of the administration’s intention to renegotiate NAFTA.’

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