He didn’t mention NAFTA but vowed to improve old agreements in State of the Union address.
Context of talks has changed since the election of Donald Trump as US president and his tough stances on free trade.
Tense relations peaked after Harper accused the Chinese of a cyberattack on the National Research Council.
Lacking innovation support for Canadian manufacturers is also identified as major barrier.
Negotiations to cover goods, services and investment; possibly IP and electronic commerce.
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