January 28, 2018 / 9:30 PM / 10 months ago

USTR hopeful on NAFTA talks, much work remains: Congressman

FILE PHOTO: Flags are pictured during the fifth round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 19, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

MONTREAL (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is hopeful about talks to renegotiate NAFTA but realizes a great deal of work remains to be done, U.S. Republican Representative Dave Reichert said on Sunday.

Reichert, speaking after a briefing from Lighthizer, said he saw signs of optimism around talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement. He cited the possibility of holding extra rounds as well as the fact that officials have closed some chapters.

Reporting by David Lawder; Writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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