The U.S. Trade Representative Thursday notified Congress of the administration's intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. The negotiations can now begin in 90 days, as outlined by law after a notification letter is sent to Congress. In a call with reporters, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said President Donald Trump is fulfilling a key promise by starting the renegotiation process.
Lighthizer says the USTR office will begin working on negotiation intentions immediately.
Lighthizer says he spoke with his counterparts in Mexico and Canada, adding all three nations will benefit from the renegotiation.