The Heat: NAFTA renegotiations begin

The Heat

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, shakes hands with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, accompanied by Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, after they spoke at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the start of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The first round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, has kicked-off in Washington DC.

For more, CGTN’s Jessica Stone reports.
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To discuss the day’s opening talks about what sort of issue Canada, Mexico and America are up against in renegotiating NAFTA:

  • Celeste Drake, a foreign trade specialist for the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the U.S.
  • Carlo Dade, director of the center on trade and investment policy, at the Canada West Foundation
  • Joshua Meltzer, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution
  • Arturo Sarukhan, a former Mexican Ambassador to the United States and now an international consultant