Stories tagged: nafta
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
The United States won’t settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Of all the trade deals he lambasted on the campaign trail as threats to American workers, President Donald Trump reserved particular scorn for one: The North American Free Trade Agreement.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
It would be in America’s self-interest. Trump wants to stop U.S. companies from moving to Mexico, where workers earn a quarter of what U.S. counterparts make. Closing that gap might …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Mexico said Wednesday it is willing to talk about tough issues in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is set to start Aug. 16.
Mon., July 17, 2017
President Donald Trump vowed Monday to boost U.S. manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased products made in all 50 states – everything from …
Tue., June 20, 2017
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets Tuesday with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico for what he called candid talks on “irritants” in the three-way trade relationship that will be a …
Sun., June 4, 2017
For Washington apples the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a good deal.
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017
Canada is prepared to start talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and is confident it will get a successful outcome, Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Sunday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017
A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law.
Thu., May 18, 2017
The Trump administration took its first formal step toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, setting the stage for talks that could influence more than $1.2 trillion in annual …
Thu., May 18, 2017
Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.
Fri., April 28, 2017
Sonny Perdue’s views on agriculture offer some hope for longer-term stability. It wouldn’t make sense for Trump to nominate him and then ignore him.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017
President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after administration officials …
Thu., April 13, 2017
Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider who would upend years of Washington, District of Columbia, orthodoxy in matters of both war and peace – an approach that helped him assemble …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump hated NAFTA. Hated it. “NAFTA has been a disaster for our country,” he said. “NAFTA has to be totally gotten rid of. Something has …
Wed., March 15, 2017
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto may be taking a cautious stance in his public comments on President Donald Trump, but the man who currently figures to be his successor is …
Thu., March 9, 2017
President Donald Trump’s timetable to negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement threatens to slip into an election year for Mexico, which could feel the economic impact of the uncertainty …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Mexico’s top trade negotiator doubled down on threats to break off talks to rework NAFTA, saying his country will walk away if the U.S. insists on slapping duties or quotas …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017
What Trump gets from his trade crusade is a (false) rallying cry for more U.S. jobs. What the United States gets, if anything, is less clear.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
Promising new economic opportunities have been buried. That’s especially painful for Washington, the most trade-dependent state in the union.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees posed unprecedented “complex financial and legal issues” ahead of planned confirmation votes. The long-serving Democrat also advised against …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
Sneaker producers, automakers and retail giants are facing tumult in their international operations as President Donald Trump pushes ahead with a dramatic overhaul of U.S. trade policy. His decision not …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
Canada’s government will consider bilateral trade measures during renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a sign it could potentially move ahead at least in part without Mexico.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary says the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants negotiations as soon as …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
As president, Donald Trump won’t be able to punish General Motors for building cars in Mexico without violating NAFTA. That may not stop him from taking an unprecedented step against …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
Trade experts warn that Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric foreshadows a trade war with China and a scrapping of hard-won tariff reductions. Washington state farmers, who would be among the casualties …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Mexico, the United States and Canada are now tied into a single integrated economy that would be extremely difficult to tear apart.
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016
The United States needs to ensure that more of its own middle class shares in the benefits of globalization. Trump’s policies, however, could trigger a trade war, or wars.,
Fri., May 20, 2016
United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said his union won’t endorse Donald Trump for U.S. president, all but assuring support for Hillary Clinton as she closes in on the Democratic …