Trump bid to protect American jobs looms large over NAFTA amendment talks

As the United States, Canada and Mexico kick off negotiations on Wednesday to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, the biggest uncertainty is whether a deal can pass President Donald Trump's "America First" test. Trump has blamed NAFTA for shuttering US factories and sending US jobs to low-wage Mexico. The test will be whether negotiators can prove that a new NAFTA agreement can alter that course.

The call from the U.S. business community in the run-up to the talks has been "do no harm" amid.

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