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With a deadline looming, Canada and the United States headed into talks for a fourth day, trying to hammer out a deal that would rewrite the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

Canada rejoined NAFTA talks on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. and Mexico reached a deal, tweaking the free trade agreement. President Trump said he had a new name for that pact: the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement.

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On a televised phone call with Mexico's leader, President Trump said he's planning changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Political experts and Texas economists agree that the chance for a trade deal with Mexico and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement both seem dim, despite President Trump’s enthusiasm.  



The North American Free Trade Agreement’s future is uncertain after the elections of two leaders skeptical of the deal: President Trump and Mexico’s incoming president, leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Guillermo Malpica Soto (@masg71), head of the trade and NAFTA office in Mexico’s Ministry of Economy.


Texas business leaders are hopeful about future of U.S. trade relations with Mexico following the Mexican presidential election.