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Mexico says Friday NAFTA talks not touching 'sunset clause'

Mexico says Friday NAFTA talks not touching 'sunset clause'
Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo speaks to the media during a news conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Romero   -   Copyright  Henry Romero(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said talks on Friday with the United States to revamp the NAFTA trade deal were not likely to touch on the so-called “sunset clause.”

The clause, proposed by the United States, would kill the deal if it is not renegotiated every five years. It has been a stumbling block to talks.

(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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