Government, Business

Mexico and Canada Say Nafta Should Be Renegotiated Trilaterally

Cole Burston/Bloomberg News

The foreign ministers of Mexico and Canada presented a unified front ahead of potential trade talks with President Trump’s administration, stressing that the North American Free Trade Agreement has benefited all three countries.

Gerrit De Vynmck | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2017
Government, Business

What Refashioning an Iconic '90s Trade Deal May Look Like


While U.S. President Donald Trump has forced the idea of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement,  some experts agree that an upgrade is welcome for the pact that took effect in 1994 — the year pop idol Justin Bieber was born and the movie “Forrest Gump” was released.

Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
February 17, 2017
Government, Business

Freight Executives Urge Caution on Trade

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — A disruption of trade agreements with Mexico has the potential of hindering the country’s flow of products with its southern neighbor, freight executives told a Senate panel Feb. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Government, Business

DeFazio, 15 Other House Democrats Urge Trump to Redo Nafta

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

A coalition of at least 16 House Democrats, led by Oregon’s Peter DeFazio, said Feb. 16 it will file a “Blueprint for America’s New Trade Policy,” urging President Trump to fulfill his campaign promises and negotiate a thorough overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement or withdraw from the 1994 agreement.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 16, 2017
Government, Business

Trump May Need a Second Term to See Fruits of His Trade Deals

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

So far, President Trump has mostly declared policy 140 characters at a time, or through flurries of executive orders. But history shows that trade deals, a major priority for the new administration, are the opposite of quick tweets: a painstakingly slow process.

Austin Weinstein | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Should Play Nice in Nafta Talks, US Chamber Chief Says

Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg News

President Trump should renegotiate Nafta in a way that builds upon — rather than hinders — the movement of goods and people between Canada, the United States and Mexico, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.

Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Nafta Revamp May Hinge on Partners’ Readiness to Talk

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump put neighboring Canada and Mexico on notice: he’s determined to wring out more favorable terms from Nafta. Now comes the hard part of reworking a trade deal that’s framed relations for more than two decades.

Theophilos Argitis | Bloomberg News
Eric Martin and Saleha Mohsin
January 24, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Revamps US Trade Focus by Pulling Out of Pacific Deal

J. Scott Applewhite/Pool via Bloomberg News

President Trump abruptly ended the decades-old U.S. tilt toward free trade by signing an executive order to withdraw from an Asia-Pacific accord that was never ratified and by promising to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Toluse Olorunnipa | Bloomberg News
Kevin Cirilli and Austin Weinstein
January 23, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Will Act on Nafta, TPP ‘Very Shortly,’ Spokesman Says

Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg News

President-elect Donald Trump won’t wait for Congress to confirm trade officials to act on his promises to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and give notice he will renegotiate Nafta, press secretary Sean Spicer said.

Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2017
Government, Business

Trump’s Commerce Pick: Infrastructure Leads to High-Paying Jobs, Nafta to Come Up Early

T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — The co-author of President-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal told senators that enhancing transportation networks would produce high-paying jobs. On trade, he added that the new administration would quickly examine the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2017