Editorials

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 to March 5 for the next round of talks to rework NAFTA, with several major sticking points still casting doubt over the future of the accord. Foremost among them are U.S. demands to secure a bigger chunk of the automotive business in North America, though…

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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. Wilson and published by the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, aimed to shed some light on what makes US economic integration with Mexico special. In this report we see for example, that the oft-claimed US trade deficit with Mexico, which…