REUTERS: Canada Talks Tough on Trade as Endgame on NAFTA Talks Nears




January 12, 2018 | By: DAVID LJUNGGREN –  

LONDON, Ontario — Canada is talking tough with the United States, stressing its determination to push back against what it says are unfair trade practices ahead of crucial talks to revamp the tri-nation North American Free Trade Agreement.

U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials meet this month for the sixth and penultimate round of talks to update NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has threatened to abandon unless major changes are made.

The talks start on Jan. 23, just weeks after Canada launched a wide-ranging complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization, potentially complicating NAFTA negotiations. The complaint challenges Washington’s use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.

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