WASHINGTON — The U.S., Canada and European Union presented a joint proposal Tuesday on lowering tariffs on industrial products, such as apparel and textiles, in an effort to jump-start stalled discussions on opening markets in the global round of trade talks.

Negotiators from 146 countries deadlocked last May on how to reduce and eventually eliminate industrial tariffs in the current World Trade Organization round of talks, and the U.S., Canada and EU attempted to nudge the talks forward with their blueprint in advance of a crucial meeting of ministers in Cancun next month.

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