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
Government, Business, Logistics

Trudeau Dodged Steel Tariffs. Now He’s Trying to Save NAFTA

Mark J. Terrill/AP

Donald Trump is already taking up a lot of Justin Trudeau’s bandwidth. Steel tariffs sent it to another level.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Optimistic on NAFTA After Canada, Mexico Dodge Metals Tariffs

Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS

Trump followed through with imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, while excluding Canada and Mexico.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump Sends Mixed Signals on Steel Tariffs, Canada, Mexico and NAFTA

Evan Vucci/AP

President Trump suggested March 5 he may end steel tariffs on Mexico and Canada if they give him better trade terms while re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

David Jackson | USA Today
March 5, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Trade Threat Hangs Over NAFTA Talks

President Trump meets with steel and aluminum executives President Trump meets with steel and aluminum executives at the White House on March 1, 2018. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s latest trade salvo over steel and aluminum landed squarely in the middle of NAFTA talks, overshadowing efforts by his own negotiators and those from his biggest export markets to update America’s most important free-trade agreement.

Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
March 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

American CEOs Say They're Ready to Bring Jobs Home If NAFTA Dies

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

In describing what life would be like without NAFTA, some business groups have stopped just short of predicting a plague of locusts.

Andrew Mayeda and Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2018