On March 6, 2018, representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico wrapped up the seventh round of the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City.  As discussed in our prior GT Alert, the negotiations have been ongoing since August 2017, but many important proposals remain largely unaddressed.  As in the past six rounds, some additional progress was made during this latest round, but several key issues must still be resolved before an agreement can be reached.  Negotiations during the Seventh Round were further complicated by President Trump’s announcement last week imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum into the United States.  Although Canada and Mexico have been excluded from the tariffs for now, the possibility of imposing these tariffs at some future time will likely play a continuing role in the NAFTA negotiations.

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