The Wall Street Journal: U.S., Canada reach hard-fought deal on Nafta revisions

The U.S. and Canada reached a dramatic, last-minute deal late Sunday night on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement, lifting a cloud of uncertainty over the quarter-century-old continental commercial bloc.

The pending agreement will allow Canada to join an accord reached in late August between the U.S. and Mexico and diminishes the prospects for President Donald Trump to follow through on his threats either to kill Nafta outright or to break the trilateral pact into separate pieces.

The surprising Washington-Ottawa accord came just four days after Trump’s trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, told Congress that the gaps between the two countries appeared too great to bridge in time to meet the U.S.

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