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What's new about the new NAFTA

by , and Nov 30, 2018
Signed but not yet delivered: The new NAFTA isn't very different from the old one.
(L to R) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leave after delivering a statement on the signing of a new free trade agreement in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018, on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit.
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Trade showdown

Trump joins Canada, Mexico leaders to sign new trade pact

by Associated Press Nov 30, 2018
The USMCA is meant to replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) US President Donald Trump (C) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sign a new free trade agreement in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018, on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit. - The revamped accord, called the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), looks a lot like the one it replaces. But enough has been tweaked for Trump to declare victory on behalf of the US workers he claims were cheated by NAFTA.
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What a pair of jeans can teach us about the global economy

by David Brancaccio and Jonaki Mehta Nov 15, 2018
Thomas Ramge and Jan Schwochow's book, "The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It," uses infographics to make complex ideas more accessible.









Infographic from “The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It” by Thomas Ramge and Jan Schwochow. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

 

What the midterm results mean for foreign policy and trade

by David Brancaccio Nov 7, 2018
Democrats took the House, Republicans gained in the Senate. What now for trade?
The sun begins to rise behind the Capitol a day after Americans voted in the midterm elections, on Nov. 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives while the Senate remains in Republican control.
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The Trump administration has a habit of renaming government groups

by Janet Nguyen Oct 10, 2018
Case in point: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
President Donald Trump hands his pen to the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney (front-L), after signing an executive order beside members of his cabinet in the Oval Office of the White House on March 17, 2017.
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Canadians mull new trade pact, worry about domestic dairy industry

by Emma Jacobs Oct 8, 2018
Some Canadians worry NAFTA replacement will flood markets with lower-cost U.S. milk and cheese.
A dairy cow on a farm in Caledon, Canada.
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What does the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement mean for the digital world?

by Molly Wood Oct 3, 2018
NAFTA didn't really deal with digital trade. USMCA does.
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After NAFTA overhaul, Canada and Mexico turn to hammering out metal tariff deal

by Erika Beras Oct 2, 2018
The newly inked trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico resolves issues regarding pharmaceuticals and dairy — but that still the leaves the separate, unresolved feuds around steel and aluminum tariffs. How will the three countries use the NAFTA…
Steel mills are seen in Hamilton, Ontario on May 31, 2018, on the eve of tariffs being imposed on the Canadian industry by the Trump administration.
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Why some people are worried about drug patent protections in the new NAFTA

by Scott Tong Oct 2, 2018
The trade agreement reached over the weekend between the U.S., Canada and Mexico includes longer intellectual property protection periods for the expensive class of drugs known as biologics.
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Trade showdown

For farmers in central Washington, the USMCA is "a big relief"

by Maria Hollenhorst Oct 1, 2018
Patrick Smith of Loftus Ranches in Yakima says the new trade deal takes away some uncertainty for farmers like him.
Workers harvest apples at Loftus Ranches in Yakima, Washington, in 2016
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