NAFTA is "working very well" -

NAFTA is “working very well”

U.S. ambassador to Canada dismisses talk of re-opening free trade agreement


David Jacobson, the new U.S. ambassador to Canada, told a business audience on Wednesday that American officials have no intention of re-opening NAFTA. Though Washington may be inclined to add side deals on labour and the environment, “Fundamentally our view of NAFTA is that it is working very well,” he said. Jacobson also touched on the furor on this side of the border over “Buy American” provisions included in stimulus bills, saying “There have been a number of discussions as recently as Monday at very high levels between our government and your government in an effort to resolve these issues.”

The Canadian Press

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