Government, Business

NAFTA Negotiators Wrap Up Telecom Chapter, Sources Say

David Kawai/Bloomberg News

NAFTA negotiators are said to have wrapped up another chapter of the deal as the three ministers leading talks meet again in Washington amid a push for a deal in principle within weeks.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Push for Quick NAFTA Deal Slowed by Division on Top Issues

Trump Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump’s push for a quick resolution to NAFTA talks is being stymied by persistent differences among the United States, Canada and Mexico over a handful of the make-or-break issues.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Threatens Endless NAFTA Talks After Walk-Back on Autos

Trump Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Donald Trump says he’s willing to “renegotiate forever” on NAFTA, a threat that comes as his trade office again softens its marquee demand for changes to the auto sector.

Bloomberg News
April 12, 2018
Government, Business

Mexico’s NAFTA Negotiator Optimistic for Deal by Early May

Guajardo Guajardo by Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo lowered expectations that the three NAFTA nations will reach an initial deal the week of April 9, saying instead he sees an 80% chance of an agreement by the first week of May.

Eric Martin and Cyntia Aurora Barrera Diaz | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Trio Meets Amid Growing Optimism for Deal

Bob Lighthizer (right) U.S. trade representative; Chrystia Freeland (center) Canada's minister of foreign affairs and Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal (left) Mexico's secretary of economy. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

Senior ministers from the three NAFTA countries are gathering in Washington amid growing signs of optimism that they could find common ground on the toughest issues.

Josh Wingrove Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Ford Concerned NAFTA Rule Changes Wouldn’t Preserve US Jobs

A 2017 Ford Motor Co. Super Duty F-250 truck stands near an American flag at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co., the largest producer of cars and trucks in the United States, remains concerned about major modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement, even after President Donald Trump’s negotiators were said to have softened demands.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2018
Government, Business

Trucking Industry Prospers Amid NAFTA Uncertainty

U.S.-Mexico border Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg Finance LP

An unsuccessful renegotiation of NAFTA would hurt the best for-hire freight environment in nearly 40 years, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said. However, barring that “self-imposed risk,” this strong freight cycle could last an additional 18 months or more, he said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Pushing for Preliminary NAFTA Deal by Mid-April, Sources Say

President Donald Trump holds hands with the Easter Bunny during the 140th Easter Egg Roll April 2, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

The Trump administration is pushing for a preliminary NAFTA deal to announce at a summit in Peru next week, and will host cabinet ministers in Washington to try to achieve a breakthrough, according to three people familiar with the talks.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Warns He'll Dump NAFTA if Mexico Doesn't Stop Drug Flows

A soldier from the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard observes a section of the Rio Grande River at sunset. (U.S. Army)

President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn’t stop people and drugs from flowing into the United States from Central America.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2018

Opinion: Modern Free Trade Agreements Good for US Businesses

For more than 30 years, free trade agreements have facilitated international trade, fueled economic growth, raised living standards and allowed American families access to affordable goods and services. Many businesses large and small understand the benefits of FTAs and have adjusted their business plans to center around international expansion. However, globalization is also fueling a vigorous national debate on the parameters of free trade.

Eugene Laney | Head of International Trade Affairs, DHL Express U.S.
March 20, 2018