Canadian Shipper


April 19, 2018

NAFTA decision time: Freeland to US as countries face big choice on form of deal

  Washington, DC — Canada’s foreign affairs minister is heading to Washington at a critical juncture in the NAFTA talks as the countries consider what a deal might include if there is to be one this spring. Several sources close to the talks say major decisions have yet to be made regarding not only the content of an agreement, but even the very structure of how it might be presented. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Washington for meetings Thursday and could head down again next week amid a push to get an agreement in principle announced this spring, they said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss evolving plans that are not yet public. The parties clearly want something before the Mexican election —