Government, Business, Logistics

North American Trade Reps Start Talks on NAFTA Overhaul

At the border crossing Sam Hodgson

Trade representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico have begun talks aimed at resetting terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a process that is expected to take many months to conclude and which could have profound implications for freight carriers and the supply chain operations of companies in all three countries.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 24, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Pursuing Aggressive Timeline for Wrapping Up NAFTA Talks

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The U.S. is heading into the first round of talks on an updated North American Free Trade Agreement with an aggressive timeline for completing talks with Mexico and Canada, a Trump administration official said.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
August 15, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Mexico Is Ready for NAFTA Balancing Act

Trucks at the Border David Maung/Bloomberg News

There was excitement in the air when Mexican negotiators sat down 25 years ago with their counterparts from Canada and the United States to hammer out what would become the North American Free Trade Agreement.

August 14, 2017
Government, Logistics

This Obscure NAFTA Chapter Could be Canada’s Deal-Breaker Again

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The U.S. confirmed last week that among its top objectives in upcoming negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement — which superseded the FTA in 1994 — is the elimination of the Chapter 19 dispute-resolution mechanism that previous Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney went to such lengths to preserve.

Chris Fournier | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2017
Government, Business

Trump’s NAFTA Wish List Offers No Quick Fix, Canada Envoy Says

Negotiators will be hard-pressed to wrap up talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement anytime soon, considering the Trump administration’s list of objectives for the deal, Canada’s envoy to the United States said.

Daniel Flatley and Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
July 21, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Leaving NAFTA, Imposing Tariffs Would Drive Up Vehicle Prices, Study Shows

Border-crossing trucks and sign Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

While a proposed border adjustment tax on goods including cars and trucks appears to have been pulled off the political stove by House Republicans, the North American Free Trade Agreement is still on a burner.

Jenny King | Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump’s NAFTA Demands: 'Fairer' Deal, Address 'Imbalances'

Trump walking Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Trump laid out his demands July 17 for a new North American Free Trade Agreement, setting the stage for rounds of negotiations among U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials to overhaul the landmark treaty that dictates the nations’ cross-border commerce.

Roger Yu | USA Today
July 18, 2017
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