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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Expelling Immigrant Workers May Also Send Away the Work They Do

By Eduardo Porter – New York Times Oct. 24, 2017 Leer en español Few American industries are as invested in the decades-long political battle over immigration as agriculture. Paying low wages for backbreaking work, growers large and small have historically relied on immigrants from south of the Rio Grande. These days, over one-quarter of the […]

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On U.S. – Mexico Productive Integration

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO In August 2013 a paper written by Enrique Dussel Peters and Kevin P. Gallagher was published in the UN Economic Commission for Latin America’s Cepal Review. This paper discussed how China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001, which none of the Nafta analyses or models had predicted prior to its […]

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NAFTA Fourth Round of Negotiations – Strains on the Increase

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO Following the conclusion of the fourth round of NAFTA renegotiations, one of Mr Lighthizer’s concluding remarks was: “Frankly, I am surprised and disappointed by the resistance to change from our negotiating partners”. At the same time another concluding remark made in the Trilateral Statement was: “New proposals have created challenges and Ministers […]

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Nafta and the Auto Rules of Origin Debate

The U.S. administration has not yet presented a concrete proposal regarding the rules of origin chapter of the Nafta renegotiations, but the topic has already been talked about and has caused many stirs. However, despite there being no certain proposal from the U.S., many preliminary ideas have been presented. Regarding the auto industry, which is […]

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