Mexico aims to be able to ink NAFTA deal by end-November

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Reuters Staff

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday that the goal of Canada, the United States and Mexico is to be in a position to sign a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the end of November.

The three nations have been negotiating to revamp the 24-year-old trade pact since August, but talks have stalled over U.S. demands on autos and other issues, and while negotiators waited out Mexico’s recent presidential election.

Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez and Christine Murray; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel

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