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NAFTA renegotiations begin: A view from the three countries involved




Members of the delgations assemble before the start of the negotiations for the modernization of NAFTA, August 16, 2016, between the US, Canada and Mexico, in Washington, DC.
Members of the delgations assemble before the start of the negotiations for the modernization of NAFTA, August 16, 2016, between the US, Canada and Mexico, in Washington, DC.
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Ambassadors from Canada and Mexico are in Washington D.C. to begin talks with the U.S. about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

President Trump has called it an awful deal for the U.S. and talked about throwing it out altogether at one point, but has since dialed back his rhetoric and called for the agreement to be reshaped.

We’ll talk with reporters based in each of the three involved countries about what each is looking for, areas where there is room for compromise (or not) and how each country’s wishlist jives with the others.

Guests:

Megan Cassella, trade reporter for POLITICO; she tweets @mmcassella

Kate Linthicum, L.A. Times correspondent based in Mexico City; she tweets @katelinthicum

Theo Argitis, Ottawa Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News; he tweets @theoargitis