USTR Robert Lighthizer Issues Statement on Status of NAFTA Renegotiation

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today issued the following statement on the status of negotiations to modernize and rebalance the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

“For many weeks now, the United States, Mexico and Canada have engaged in intensive, continuous discussions to renegotiate NAFTA, building on the seven rounds of rigorous negotiations that have taken place since August 2017.  The negotiations have covered a large number of very complex issues, especially those objectives outlined by Congress as part of the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority such as intellectual property, dairy and agriculture, de minimis levels, energy, labor and more.

“The current NAFTA is a seriously flawed trade deal, and the Trump Administration is committed to getting the best possible trade agreement for all Americans.  The United States is ready to continue working with Mexico and Canada to achieve needed breakthroughs on these objectives.  Our teams will continue to be fully engaged.”