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Canadian union leader accuses US of bullying tactics in NAFTA talks

20 November 2017

A top Canadian trade union leader accused the United States of bullying tactics and wanting NAFTA to fail. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth round of NAFTA. Canadian trade union leader Jerry Dias told media that the United States is not serious about a deal.

The U.S. administration has made demands that the other members say are unacceptable, such as a five-year "sunset" clause and tightening so-called rules of origin to boost the North American content of autos. President Donald Trump has also threatened to withdraw U.S. from NAFTA.