Nafta members ready for talks in Mexico City
NEGOTIATORS from the United States, Canada and Mexico will meet in the Mexican capital to resume talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement. The formal start of the talks is Friday. The three countries will attempt to hammer out significant differences that have threatened to derail the agreement entirely. Some of the disagreements are over automobiles, agriculture, government procurement and a sunset provision that would allow the deal to automatically expire after five years. The previous round of negotiations closed in Washington in midOctober with seemingly irreconcilable differences between the three parties.