Canada not making concessions needed for a NAFTA deal, says U.S.

The administration of President Donald Trump has recently started increasing the pressure on Canada, urging it to conclude a deal by Sept. 30 or face exclusion from a revised North American Free Trade Agreement.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said there was some “distance” between the two sides on issues such as access to Canada’s dairy market and how best to settle trade disputes.

“The fact is, Canada is not making concessions in areas where we think they’re essential,” Lighthizer said at the Concordia Summit in New York.

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