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Trucks wait in a long queue for border customs control to cross into the U.S. at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Feb. 2, 2017.

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Details of the first round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement are expected to be announced later Wednesday, according to an official familiar with the plans.

Representatives of the U.S., Canada and Mexico met in Washington Tuesday to discuss the next steps, with Canadian and Mexican trade officials slated to meet again Wednesday in Ottawa.

The first round of formal talks, which can't begin before August, will be held in Washington at a date set to be revealed as soon as Wednesday, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the discussions are private.

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