Government, Business

Union Pacific CEO Sees Growth With Mexico, Trump Rhetoric Aside


Union Pacific Corp. sees Mexico trade as a bright spot for its rail freight growth despite tough trade talk from President Donald Trump, CEO Lance Fritz said.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Seeks NAFTA Changes

The Trump administration is moving to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, and a request from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for comments on how to proceed has drawn a plea from the trucking industry to reshape, but not scuttle the landmark trade deal.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
June 19, 2017

Trump Names Kelly Craft Canada Ambassador Ahead of NAFTA Talks

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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump named longtime Republican donor Kelly Craft as his next ambassador to Canada on June 14, according to a White House official.

Jennifer Jacobs and Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2017

Texas Businesses Team Up to Defend NAFTA

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Texas' largest business associations are joining forces to make sure that proposed changes to U.S. trading relations with Mexico and Canada don't hurt what has become a critical part of the state's economy.

Lydia DePillis | Houston Chronicle
June 14, 2017

Trudeau Treads Carefully With Trump as NAFTA Clock Ticks

Ben Nelms/Bloomberg News

Justin Trudeau really didn’t want to talk about Donald Trump. After three days together at a pair of meetings in Europe, the Canadian prime minister spent a press conference bobbing, weaving and ducking questions from reporters about his U.S. counterpart.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2017

Canada Prepared for Talks to Rework NAFTA, Trade Minister Says

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Canada is prepared for the start of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and is confident it will get a successful outcome, according to Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

Rosalind Mathieson and Haslinda Amin | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2017
Government, Business

US Strikes Gentler Tone on NAFTA as Talks Countdown Begins

President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator came out of the gate sounding like he wants to fine-tune the North American Free Trade Agreement, not blow it up as some feared.

Bloomberg News
May 19, 2017
Government, Business

US Seeks to Shift Trade Tides as It Starts NAFTA Overhaul

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s administration took its first formal step toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, setting the stage for talks that could influence more than $1.2 trillion in annual trade and shake up corporate supply chains.

Andrew Mayeda and Billy House | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2017
Government, Business

US Chamber's Donohue Discusses Infrastructure Bill, NAFTA at Global Summit

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said the Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill should attempt to mitigate highway bottlenecks, promote long-term economic growth and update regulations to make private investment more attractive.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2017
Business, Government

Mexican Factory Operators Remain Optimistic, See Opportunity for Improvements to NAFTA

Brad Doherty/Bloomberg News

AUSTIN, Texas — Manufacturers in Mexico aren’t as concerned about President Donald Trump’s recent threats to dump or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement as some recent public reports have suggested, according to executives speaking at a Transplace Symposium here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2017