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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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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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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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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Border Region to Press for NAFTA Upgrade Action Plan

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO In a recent article Christopher Wilson, Deputy Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, discusses the approach that the U.S.-Mexico border region should take. Wilson analyzes the situation now that U.S. President Donald Trump has called for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the first round negotiations have started […]

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Border Town Economic Prospects on the Line in the Wake of NAFTA Renegotiations

By GIANLUCA SALPIETRO U.S.-Mexico border towns have for decades and especially since the start of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994, developed intertwined economic relationships with each other. Labor, consumption and investment have been consistently flowing between both sides of the border over this time and economic prospects have been shared. With NAFTA […]

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