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  Renegotiation of the Agreement
   

On May 18, 2017, the Government of the United States notified the U.S. Congress its intention to initiate negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding the modernization of NAFTA.

The U.S. released a summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of NAFTA on July 17, 2017. The U.S. objectives include deficit reduction, adding a digital economy chapter and incorporating and strengthening labor and environment obligations that are currently in NAFTA side agreements.

Canada, Mexico and the United States launched the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA in Washington, DC with five full days of meetings of subject matter experts covering different negotiation topics. The second round of negotiations to modernize NAFTA took place in Mexico City, Mexico from September 1-5, 2017. The third round took place in Ottawa, Canada on September 23-27, 2017.

The fourth round of the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA took place in Arlington, Virginia from October 11-17, 2017. This round of negotiations covered seven full days of discussions in nearly 30 groups. The fifth round of renegotiations gathered nearly 30 negotiating groups in Mexico City; concluding on November 21, 2017. The sixth round of renegotiation of NAFTA took place on January 23-29, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. The seventh round of NAFTA renegotiations concluded in March 5, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. On August 27, 2018, the United States and Mexico reached a preliminary agreement in principle, subject to finalization and implementation. On September 30, 2018 Canada and the U.S. reached an agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized agreement.

Documents relating to the Modernization of the Agreement
01 October 2018 United States–Mexico–Canada Trade Fact Sheets: new
30 September 2018 Canada and the U.S. reach agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized agreement PDF
27 August 2018 United States and Mexico reach preliminary agreement in principle:
03 August 2018 Washington, D.C. Mexico and U.S. continue NAFTA negotiations espanol PDF
14 May 2018 USTR Statement on Status of NAFTA Renegotiations PDF
05 March 2018 Mexico City, Mexico. Conclusion of the Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations PDF
23-29 January 2018 Montreal, Canada. Conclusion of the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations PDF
21 November 2017 Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA renegotiations PDF
15 November 2017 Mexico City, Mexico. Statement on the 5th round of NAFTA renegotiation in Mexico City PDF
11-17 October 2017 Arlington, Virginia. Fourth round of NAFTA Renegotiation PDF
23-27 September 2017 Ottawa, Canada. Third round of NAFTA Renegotiation: Trilateral Declaration PDF
01-05 September 2017 Mexico City, Mexico. Second round of negotiations to modernize NAFTA espanol PDF
16 August 2017 Washington, D.C., USA. Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of Round One PDF
19 July 2017 Washington, D.C., USA. USTR Announces First Round of negotiation to modernize NAFTA PDF
17 July 2017 Washington, D.C., USA. USTR Releases NAFTA negotiating objectives PDF
18 May 2017 Washington, D.C., USA. U.S. notifies Congress of its intent to initiate negotiations to modernize NAFTA PDF
Source: Government of Canada; Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

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  01 October 2018. United States– Mexico– Canada Trade Fact Sheets  new

30 September 2018. Canada and the U.S. reach agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized agreement  new

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