Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Derides NAFTA as Deal Deadline Looms

Evan Vucci/AP

Paul Ryan said he needs notice of a NAFTA deal by May 17 if the current Congress is going to be able to vote on it, suggesting talks are pushing up against the constraints of U.S. trade law, even as President Donald Trump continues to deride the existing pact.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
May 14, 2018
Government, Business

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: NAFTA Talks Could Extend Past May

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said talks to revamp NAFTA could drag on for months, even as negotiators step up the pace of discussions to reach an agreement as soon as this month.

Christopher Palmeri and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Cruz Deregulation Plan in NAFTA Would Circumvent Democrats

Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

With negotiations to modernize NAFTA coming to a head, Texas Republican Ted Cruz and some of his conservative Senate allies have been pushing the Trump administration to use the trade pact as a way of getting around Democratic objections to the GOP’s broader deregulation agenda.

Kevin Diaz | Houston Chronicle
April 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Nations to Meet Again; Mexico Says Deal Possible in Days

Travelers leave Mexico for the United States as they use the Cross Border Xpress pedestrian bridge in Tijuana, Mexico. (Benedicte Desrus/Sipa USA/TNS)

The United States and its NAFTA partners are stepping up efforts to reach a tentative deal in the coming days — with one Mexican minister saying a pact is “reasonably close” while the United States prepares for talks with China.

Josh Wingrove Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump Pushing Hard to Reach NAFTA Agreement

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

With critical political deadlines fast approaching, the Trump administration is racing to strike a deal on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement by early May — with an eye toward forcing a congressional vote on a new pact by the end of the year.

Don Lee | Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2018
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