Mnuchin hopes to have agreement on NAFTA ‘very soon’

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he hopes to reach a deal on NAFTA in the near future.

Squawk Box.” “I think we’re making a lot of progress.”

The U.S., Mexico and Canada have been in talks to renegotiate the trade deal after President Donald Trump repeatedly bashed it by calling it the worst trade agreement ever.

Earlier this month, Trump said he wanted to wait until after the U.S. midterm elections to move forward on a new NAFTA deal. “NAFTA, I could sign it tomorrow, but I’m not happy with it,” Trump said. “I want to make it more fair.”

Mnuchin spoke a day after Trump announced the U.S. and European Union would work together on lowering tariffs.

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