NAFTA
Government, Business

Trump Sets Stage for Nafta Talks as Commerce Secretary Meets With Lawmakers

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is poised to trigger a renegotiation of Nafta as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with key lawmakers to satisfy a final step required beforehand.

Andrew Mayeda and Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
March 24, 2017
Government, Business

Former Treasury Secretary Says Scrapping Nafta Would Be Handing a 'Gift' to China

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

Ending the U.S. free-trade deal with Mexico, as Donald Trump threatened during his presidential campaign, would hand a significant victory to China, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said.

By | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2017
Government, Business

Trump’s Trade ‘Hammer’ Aims to Pound China, Mexico and the WTO

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The trade talks on steel imports were dragging on, and Robert Lighthizer didn’t care for the Japanese offer. So he folded it into a paper airplane and launched it across his desk at Japan’s lead negotiator.

Andrew Mayeda and Bill Allison | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2017
Government, Business

Nafta Freight Falls 3.4% in 2016; Trucks Remain Dominant Mode

The volume of North American Free Trade Agreement commerce dipped by 3.4% last year compared with 2015, and with that decline, trucks hauled less freight across the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico — although the value of the trade still topped $1 trillion, and trucks transported a strong majority of the goods.

Jonathan S. Reiskin and Ari Ashe | Staff Reporters
March 13, 2017
Government, Business

Nafta Talks Likely Won't Begin Until Later This Year, Commerce Secretary Says

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The U.S. government probably won’t begin “real” negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement until later this year, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2017
Government, Business

North American Cross-Border Freight Falls in 2016

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

Trucking hauled less U.S. freight to Canada and Mexico in 2016 than 2015, according to March 2 data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Transport Topics
March 2, 2017
Government, Business

US Not Bound by WTO Decisions, Trump Warns in New Trade Agenda

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The U.S. isn’t bound by decisions made at the World Trade Organization, President Donald Trump’s administration said in outlining a new trade agenda that promises to root out unfair practices by foreign countries.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2017
Government, Business

Mexico Warns US It'll Cut Off Nafta Talks If Tariffs Proposed

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

Mexico’s top trade negotiator doubled down on threats to break off talks to rework Nafta, saying his country will walk away if the U.S. insists on slapping duties or quotas on any products from south of the border.

Nacha Cattan and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2017
Government, Business

Trump's Nafta Revamp Could Hit Close to Home for Key US Industries

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

American companies importing vehicles and their parts, electronics and fruit from south of the border would be well-advised to keep a close eye on the future of Nafta.

Austin Weinstein | Bloomberg News
February 24, 2017
Government, Business

Trump's Trade Concerns? WTO Head Says Organization Can Handle It

Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg News

The World Trade Organization has the tools to handle many of the trade concerns raised by President Trump, Director-General Roberto Azevedo said, seeking to calm worries that the new U.S. administration could usher in a new era of protectionism.

Dara Doyle | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2017

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