Mexico’s labor standards no obstacle to NAFTA deal: Mexican minister

  MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tensions over Mexico’s labor standards will not prevent the signatories to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)from reaching an accord to overhaul the deal, the country’s labor minister said on Wednesday. Negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico are due to meet in Mexico City from Feb. 25 […]

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Lawmaker interest in NAFTA intensifies amid Trump moves

Published on The Hill. By VICKI NEEDHAM   The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has never been more popular on Capitol Hill. The three-nation trade agreement that has long come under fire from both parties is getting a rousing defense amid a push from the Trump administration to either renegotiate or scrap the deal altogether. Business advocates […]

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NAFTA and the Future of the U.S.-Mexico Relationship: A collection of thought pieces

2018 Center for U.S. – Mexican Studies. The UC San Diego Center for U.S. – Mexican Studies commissioned this series of thought pieces for a forum hosted by the University of California and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Washington, DC entitled The Future of NAFTA and the State of U.S. – Mexico Relations. These essays provided […]

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Perryman Group: NAFTA has had significant and positive impact on economies of Mexico and U.S.

By Ena Capucion  February 9, 2018 MISSION, RGV – A new study on U.S.-Mexico “Bordernomics” states U.S. and Mexico can gain an additional $75.1 billion in annual gross income as well as provide over 790,000 jobs if the two countries enhance integration for additional trade. The study comes from The Perryman Group. Ray Perryman According […]

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The implications of US withdrawal from NAFTA for businesses

February 6, 2018 From: OFX Group. In response to customer questions about NAFTA’s influence on the weakening of the US dollar, OFX summarized facts and sentiments on the prospect of a US withdrawal from the trade agreement Why businesses should care about what happens to NAFTA As trade talks between the US, Canada and Mexico […]

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Exclusive: Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

  David Ljunggren  LONDON, Ontario (Reuters ) – Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks. The comments cast further doubt on prospects for talks to modernize […]

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‘It’s a mess’: DACA negotiations hit a snag ahead of White House meeting

(CNN)Republicans and Democrats will sit down with President Donald Trump in a bipartisan meeting Tuesday aimed at moving closer to protecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation, but a long-entrenched partisan divide over immigration policy and a looming budget deadline are threatening progress. Republican and Democrats involved in negotiations over the must-pass January spending […]

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Trump’s NAFTA trade war may derail some small-business manufacturers

CNBC Susan Cary-Hanson just wants a seat at the table for small businesses like hers when it comes to trade negotiations. The co-CEO and owner of PGC Solutions, a small manufacturer that makes custom parts for companies including Deere and Bobcat, has concerns about how potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement being pursued by the Trump administration might […]

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Mexico to respond to tough U.S. proposals at fifth NAFTA round

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will respond to U.S. demands for changes in content rules for autos and an automatic expiration clause in the NAFTA trade deal when negotiations on reworking the accord begin again this week, a top government official said on Tuesday. A fifth round of talks to overhaul the North American Free […]

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How Real is the US Trade Deficit with Mexico?

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO Whether the US benefits from integration with Mexico has been particularly questioned over the past year or so. To be fair, perhaps most commentators point to their enhancement through further integration than to any lack thereof. When speaking of economic ties however, what are the issues? A 2011 report by Cristopher E. […]

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