NAFTA talks round in Mexico to tackle rules of origin, market access

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 01, 2017 11:51 AM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The second round of North American trade talks that opened Friday in the Mexican capital will include 25 negotiation tables covering a range of topics from product rules of origin to market access, Mexico's economy ministry said in a statement.

The five-day round of talks to modernize the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) linking Canada, the United States and Mexico will also address e-commerce and anti-corruption issues.

The statement added that both bilateral and trilateral meetings will be held with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday.

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(Reporting by Mexico City newsroom)