Washington Post

US all but certain to miss weekend deadline to include Canada in three-way NAFTA deal

Robert Lighthizer, U.S. trade representative, speaks as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence listen in Washington, D.C., on March 22, 2018. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration appears virtually certain to miss its self-imposedweekend deadline for reaching an agreement with Canada on a new North American trade deal, according to U.S. officials and people close to the talks.

A downbeat U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Tuesday that negotiators are "sort of running out of time" to include Canada in the trade deal with Mexico, which was finalized last month...

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