Both sides turning up the heat while implementing measures to soften the fallout at home.
Foreign Affairs minister expressed optimism over incremental progress, but no indication of a resolution close at hand.
Chinese officials “were trying to go back on some of the language” negotiated in earlier rounds of talks.
Some members of Congress call for changes and there’s a push to lift steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico.
More access to dairy but Canada saves dispute provision, accommodation reached on Section 232 tariffs.
US farmers get more access to the Canadian dairy market, but NAFTA dispute-resolution process stays.
Pressure grows to reach a deal by the end of the month when Lighthizer must make public a copy of the agreement with Mexico.
Intense discussions continue but stalling over dispute settlement mechanism.
Lead negotiator Steve Verheul and David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the US, back in action on Sept. 14.
Still stuck on dairy, culture exemption and dispute resolution mechanism.
A positive sign for the future of the trade deal – even if Canada wasn’t invited to take part: senior official
Partners working around the clock to get a deal in time for the current Congress, but time is running out.
Mexico differing on auto parts that benefit production in high-wage jurisdictions.
Lighthizer sees the window for a deal only open for the next one or two weeks.
Trump seeks concessions over policies that force US companies to share technology with Chinese partners.