NAFTA Negotiations Continue – Major Outcomes Still Uncertain By Robert Holleyman, Melissa Morris & Evan Yu on January 15, 2018 Posted in NAFTA, U.S. Trade Policy NAFTA negotiators at the working level met intersessionally from December 9-15 in Washington D.C., conducting technical discussions on digital trade, financial services, customs, energy, state-owned enterprises, and textiles, among other chapters. No chapters were closed during the latest meeting. Negotiators also mostly avoided addressing in detail the most controversial proposals tabled by the United States at the fourth round of negotiations last October (i.e., rules of origin for automobiles, dispute settlement, the “sunset clause,” or procurement). These will likely be discussed at the next formal round on January 23-28. Please click here for more information on the negotiations.