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U.S. administration does not want to walk away from NAFTA - Ross
October 11, 2017 / 10:11 PM / 7 days ago

U.S. administration does not want to walk away from NAFTA - Ross

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross looks up while addressing the SelectUSA Investment Summit, National Harbour, Maryland, U.S., June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Although U.S. President Donald Trump has talked about walking away from NAFTA if necessary, he and other members of the administration hope that will not have to occur, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday.

“From time to time he has expressed a total willingness to depart from NAFTA should that become necessary. We don’t hope it will, we don’t desire that it will, we don’t believe that it will, but it is at least a conceptual possibility as we go forward,” Ross told a Washington panel on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Tom Brown

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