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Mexican official sees "significant advances" on USMCA ratification

MEXICO CITY, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Mexico's Deputy Foreign Minister Jesus Seade said he met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday in Washington to track progress on the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

"There are significant advances," Seade, who is responsible for the USMCA portfolio in the Mexican government, said on Twitter, without giving details.

The trade deal, which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, has yet to be ratified by U.S. lawmakers, although their Mexican counterparts have already done so. (Reporting by Sharay Angulo, Writing by Daina Beth Solomon, Editing by Dave Graham)