Negotiators have until Oct. 1 to make new NAFTA deal, experts say

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WATCH: David Akin updates us on the ups and downs of ongoing trade talks between the U.S., Mexico and Canada before they resume on Sept. 5 – Sep 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – Canada is facing a fresh deadline to land a trade deal with the United States and save its place in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trade experts say Canada and the U.S. need to present a text to the U.S. Congress by Oct. 1 in order to join the deal the Trump administration signed with Mexico last week.

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The overall goal is to reach a deal by a Dec. 1 deadline so Congress can give its approval to a new NAFTA before Mexico’s new president takes office.

Otherwise, U.S. President Donald Trump says he will move ahead on a deal with Mexico that excludes Canada.

WATCH: Canadian delegation under pressure at NAFTA talks

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Canadian delegation under pressure at NAFTA talks

The politically sensitive deadlines form a key challenge for Canadian and American negotiators as they resume their talks Wednesday in Washington.

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Canadian negotiators are set to return to the bargaining table facing an unpredictable U.S. president and trying to protect Canada’s cultural and dairy sector from American demands in NAFTA renegotiations.

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