Canada is in no rush to join a new NAFTA deal

Sep 19, 2018
Even with the U.S. and Mexico reaching an early pact, there are still some issues to iron out before Canada joins in.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with reporters as she arrives for a meeting at the U.S. Trade Representative's office in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19.
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U.S and Canada prepare to resume tough NAFTA talks

Sep 3, 2018
On Wednesday, Canadian and U.S. negotiators head back to the negotiating table for discussions on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.) Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted that there was no need to keep Canada in the deal and he warned he might terminate it altogether. Then yesterday,  Richard Trumka, the leader of […]

With NAFTA stalled, U.S. and Mexican officials to meet on trade

Jul 26, 2018
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is scheduled to meet today with Mexico’s economy minister. They’re trying to revive NAFTA negotiations. Mexican officials and President Donald Trump are sounding optimistic. But what, realistically, can be accomplished in these talks? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Will dysfunction in DC give our NAFTA partners an edge?

Jan 22, 2018
The next round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement officially begins tomorrow in Montreal. It’s the sixth of seven rounds, and the stakes are high. Now that the government is back open, the United States will have a full roster of negotiators at the talks. They’ll be trying once again to hammer […]

Trump's NAFTA negotiations see opposition from the business sector

Oct 10, 2017
In the midst of NAFTA negotiations, a schism has grown between President Trump and the business sector. Tom Donohue, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — the pro-business U.S. Chamber of Commerce — called the Trump administration’s negotiating tactics on the trade deal an existential threat to it. Donohue’s comments come as negotiations to […]