REUTERS: Canada Sends Ministers to U.S. to Boost NAFTA as Key Talks Loom




January 4, 2018 | By: DAVID LJUNGGREN-

Officials will hold the sixth and penultimate round of talks in Montreal from Jan. 23-28.

One cabinet minister is already in the United States and two more will travel this weekend.

Canada, which sends 75 percent of its goods exports to the United States, has been reaching out to U.S. politicians and the business community for almost two years to bolster support for free trade.

“We recognize we are heading into an important period. We are certainly preparing for all scenarios, and we’re hopeful that we can make progress,” a spokesman for Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said when asked about the latest visits.


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