The fourth round of talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)--enacted 23 years ago—begins this week on October 11-15, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 

Following the third round of talks between Canada, the United States and Mexico earlier this month, industry insiders agreed that the most “contentious issues” have not been introduced by the three countries.

In round four, the U.S. is looking for changes to component percentages that Canada, Mexico and even the U.S. auto sector itself are not excited about. The U.S. is also expected to table a dairy proposal related to Canada’s supply management system.