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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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17 Aug 2018

U.S.-Mexico bilateral NAFTA issues may be resolved next week: minister

WASHINGTON Mexico's economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday he hopes to conclude by the middle of next week outstanding bilateral issues with the United States surrounding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

17 Aug 2018

Panama, U.S. to sign pact to expand regional access to LNG

WASHINGTON Panama on Friday will sign an agreement with the U.S. Treasury and Energy departments aimed at paving the way for more private investment to expand the importation and distribution of U.S. liquefied natural gas in Latin America.

17 Aug 2018

Panama, U.S. to sign pact to expand regional access to LNG

WASHINGTON, Aug 17 Panama on Friday will sign an agreement with the U.S. Treasury and Energy departments aimed at paving the way for more private investment to expand the importation and distribution of U.S. liquefied natural gas in Latin America.

16 Aug 2018

China, U.S. to hold lower-level trade talks in late August

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this month, the two governments said on Thursday, offering hope that they might resolve an escalating tariff war that threatens to engulf all trade between the world's two largest economies. . | Video

11 Aug 2018

U.S.-Mexico NAFTA talks drag on as autos sticking points emerge

WASHINGTON Talks between the United States and Mexico over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement were set to drag into next week, as auto industry officials said on Friday that new sticking points had emerged over President Donald Trump's threat to impose steep automotive tariffs.

10 Aug 2018

Japan, U.S. to meet again on trade in September: Japan economy minister

WASHINGTON Japan's Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday he had had productive trade talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and that they planned to meet again in September.

10 Aug 2018

Japan holds out for multilateral trade approach with U.S. in new talks

WASHINGTON Top U.S. and Japanese trade officials said they better understood each other's positions after talks on Thursday, while Tokyo appeared to stick to its position of avoiding a bilateral free-trade agreement.

09 Aug 2018

Mexico says working hard with U.S. on new NAFTA auto rules

WASHINGTON Mexico's economy minister on Thursday said his team was working hard to strike a deal with the United States on new rules for the auto industry, which could pave the way for Canada to rejoin talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.

09 Aug 2018

China to slap additional tariffs on $16 billion of U.S. goods

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China is slapping additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports from fuel and steel products to autos and medical equipment, the Chinese commerce ministry said, as the world's largest economies escalated their trade dispute. | Video

09 Aug 2018

Mexico's economy minister says 'encouraged' to continue NAFTA talks

WASHINGTON Mexico is "encouraged" to keep working with the United States to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said after a two-hour meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday.

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