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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Mexico open to 5-year NAFTA reviews, but not 'sunset clause'

Mexico said Wednesday it is open to a thorough evaluation of the North American Free Trade Agreement every five years, but not the kind of "sunset clause" the United States is reportedly seeking.

The comment came as delegations from Mexico, the U.S. and Canada were in Mexico City engaging in the fifth round of talks on renegotiating NAFTA.

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly proposed allowing the treaty to lapse after five years until all countries decided to renew it. But Mexico's economy secretary, Ildefonso Guajardo, says his country opposes any "sudden death" clause.

"We are going with a counter-proposal: Let's put...

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