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Robert Lighthizer says Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou’s arrest is ‘a criminal justice matter’

On Sunday, U.S. Ambassador Robert Lighthizer was on Face the Nation to discuss trade with China. According to him, the recent arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou shouldn't have any impact on the ongoing negotiations. Lighthizer says the tariffs are designed to help coerce China into amending its intellectual property laws and protect American technology and ideas.
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Canada, U.S. at odds over food warning labels

Canada and the U.S. expressed differing opinions on food warning labels on Tuesday, with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer saying they were pushing for measures to limit NAFTA member countries' ability to affix warning labels, while Canada's health minister said they would still move ahead with the new labels.

Freeland still optimistic as NAFTA talks continue

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland remained optimistic about negotiating the trade deal with Ambassador Robert Lighthizer's team before heading into another round of meetings in Washington on Wednesday.
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U.S. sees ‘hard deadline’ for China trade deal

U.S.-China trade negotiations need to reach a successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday, clarifying there is a “hard deadline."
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Freeland says Canadian premiers played instrumental role in new NAFTA negotiations

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday that Canadian premiers have played a “pivotal” role in the negotiations of the new NAFTA, as have U.S. governors. Freeland met earlier with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington, D.C., along with Premiers Doug Ford, Scott Moe, Jason Kenney, Blaine Higgs and François Legault.

China trade deal ‘totally done’: U.S. trade rep

"Phase one" of the U.S.-China trade deal will nearly double U.S. exports to China over the next two years and is "totally done" despite the need for translation and revisions to its text, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday.
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