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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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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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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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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Third Round Nafta Talks Close With Thorny Issues Open and a Trade Dispute Emerging

On September 27, 2017 the third round Nafta renegotiations round closed in Ottawa, Canada, with negotiators stating that they “made significant progress in several areas”. They also stated that “meaningful advancements were made in the areas of telecommunications, competition policy, digital trade, good regulatory practices, and customs and trade facilitation”, while “Parties also exchanged initial […]

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Nafta Second Round Progress and a Reminder of Some Sticky and Easier Issues

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO Nafta second round negotiations came to an end on Tuesday September 5, with more than two dozen working groups of experts and technical officials advancing and discussing proposals. The three countries declared that important progress was achieved, while they will continue the process of internal consultation in preparation for the third round […]

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Second Round Nafta Renegotiations: A View on the Agenda

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO As the second round Nafta renegotiations got on their way on September 1, 2017 in Mexico City, the three negotiating countries concluded the first round in a statement that they were committed to an “ambitious outcome”. A number of issues are on the table for round two, while there are time constraints […]

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