US, Mexico appear close to new trade deal

The US and Mexico are likely to announce a new trade agreement in coming days, a Mexican official said Sunday — clearing the path for Canada to join the pact by September.

“I would say that we’re practically in the final hours of this negotiation,” Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters before his meeting with US counterpart Robert Lighthizer, according to Reuters.

The negotiations, taking place in Washington DC, appeared to be close to resolving just days after President Trump signaled that negotiations were going well.

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