Don’t Assume the Death of NAFTA Would Be a Small Shock, Says Bank of Canada

Vehicles make their way through the Canadian border crossing in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

NAFTA’s about more than tariffs, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says in a warning to avoid low-balling the impact of a potential collapse of the trade pact.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

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

The three ministers leading negotiations to revamp NAFTA will get two chances for face-to-face talks this month, including one near the slopes of Davos.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

The Real NAFTA Problem Is With Canada, Not Mexico, Ryan Says

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the biggest problem with the North American Free Trade Agreement “comes from the North,” with Canadian dairy producers dumping low-cost products on the market to compete with Wisconsin farms.

Anna Edgerton and Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2018
Government, Business

Trade Experts Expect to See a ‘Zombie’ NAFTA

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WASHINGTON — The most likely scenario of what will happen if negotiations to reset terms for the North American Free Trade Agreement are successful — or not — is that President Donald Trump announces, probably via Twitter, a U.S. withdrawal from the deal. This would leave what experts call a zombie NAFTA.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA’s Dead. Long Live NAFTA. A Look at Most Likely Outcomes

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Markets shuddered on signs the U.S. may be preparing to withdraw from NAFTA. But even if President Donald Trump serves notice of a pullout, the trade deal could survive.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Railroad Stocks Sink After Canada Sees NAFTA Risks Rising

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Shares of railroad and auto companies were among the biggest decliners after Canadian government officials said there’s an increasing chance that U.S. President Donald Trump will give six months notice to withdraw from the NAFTA trade agreement.

Catherine Larkin | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Trump's NAFTA Ideas Are a 'Lose-Lose-Lose' for Carmakers, Says Auto Supplier

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The chief executive of North America’s biggest auto supplier warned that overly complex NAFTA changes could result in a “lose-lose-lose” situation that leaves U.S., Mexican and Canadian manufacturers vulnerable.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2018
Government, Business

Trade and Immigration Test Top Business Group’s Ties to Trump

Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, speaks during a State of American Business address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2018. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce found common cause in 2017 with President Donald Trump on tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks. This year the powerful conservative business group could part ways with the White House on two key issues: trade and immigration.

January 10, 2018
Government, Business

Value of NAFTA Freight Jumped in October, BTS Finds

Trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. Trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. (Sam Hodgson)

The United States carried more freight by value with its North American Free Trade Agreement partners in October 2017 than in October 2016, according to a study released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics Jan. 4.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Goldman Sachs Warns of US NAFTA Exit as Negotiators Seek Small Wins

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Investors remain on alert over the threat of Nafta talks failing even as negotiators meet this week in Washington and seek minor victories on less contentious issues.

Josh Wingrove Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2017