Mexico says working hard to get NAFTA auto deal with U.S.

FILE PHOTO: Mexican Economy Minister Guajardo holds his headset during a joint news conference on the closing of the seventh round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City
FILE PHOTO: Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo holds his headset during a joint news conference on the closing of the seventh round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City, Mexico March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

August 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday that Mexico is working with the United States “as fast as possible” to reach a deal on auto sector rules for a new NAFTA trade deal.

Asked about the discussion on autos as he left a second day of meetings this week with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington, Guajardo said “we are doing our best to do it as fast as possible.”

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by David Alire Garcia)