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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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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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 and its Cooperative Synergies

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO Progress in Nafta renegotiations is now at a crucial juncture. Particularly thorny issues have been decisively presented to the negotiating parties. The threat of the U.S. abandoning talks in the meantime still lingers while the other two parties, Mexico and Canada, are determined to hold the line on the face of the […]

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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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Should North America Divide?

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO In 2011, a report was published by the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, by the title “Working Together”. It highlighted how U.S.-Mexican economic ties and integration had benefited both countries and had led to the transformation of their bilateral relationship from one of competition to one of […]

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U.S. – Mexican Ties and the Nafta Deal

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO Nafta renegotiations are approaching their fourth round, which are to be held in Washington D.C. on October 11 to 15. To date there have been some agreements, while many disagreements remain. However, rather than only single issues, it is also the broad approach to the deal that is disagreed upon. While it […]

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Why Bemoaning Nafta May Be Wrong

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO President Trump has criticized Nafta for having had a negative impact on both U.S. manufacturing employment and the trade deficit and has called it the “worst trade deal the U.S. has ever signed”. However, this view is not shared by all U.S. experts. For example, Brookings Institution experts argue that Nafta benefits […]

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