NAFTA
Government, Business

Industry Experts: Trucking Booms, but Keep an Eye on Trade Policy

Economic trends Veith (left), Costello and Delco discuss economic trends. (Burney Simpson/Transport Topics)

The economy and trucking are in good shape for the second half of this year despite issues including the driver shortage. But uncertain trade policy is having an impact on future expansion, according to three industry experts who spoke June 7 at American Trucking Associations’ 2018 National Accounting & Finance Council annual conference in Raleigh, N.C.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trump Says He’ll Quit NAFTA If New Deal Can’t Be Reached

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

U.S. President Donald Trump is renewing his threat to quit NAFTA, after his economic adviser earlier this week said he wouldn’t.

June 8, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trump Wants Bilateral NAFTA Talks, But He Won’t Quit Accord

U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 13, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Donald Trump is seriously considering separate trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico, but he doesn’t plan to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said.

Terrence Dopp Josh Wingrove and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
Government, Logistics

Sen. John Cornyn Says NAFTA Negotiators Missed Deadline for Congressional Vote

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The U.S. Congress probably won’t have time to approve a new North American Free Trade Agreement this year, as Cabinet members from the three trading partners continue to negotiate changes to the pact, according to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn.

Jenny Leonard and Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Appeasement Fails, Trudeau's Gloves Come off

Justin Trudeau David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

After more than a year of trying to make nice, Justin Trudeau finally appears to be fed up with Donald Trump.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2018
Government, Business

Push for NAFTA Deal Continues as Congress, Tariff Deadlines Loom

Canada's Chrystia Freeland Freeland by Jonathan Levinson/Bloomberg News

Canada’s foreign minister is headed to Washington as the clock ticks down to reach a deal on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement that could pass Congress this year and skirt metals tariffs.

Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
May 29, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump’s Auto-Tariff Threat Adds New Pressure to NAFTA Talks

David Maung/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s threat to impose sweeping new tariffs on imported automobiles may be an attempt to pressure his NAFTA partners into striking a deal that would help drive manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018
Government, Logistics

Canada, Mexico Signal NAFTA Deal Could Be Up to Trump

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

With about two weeks left until what may be the final deadline for a new NAFTA this year, Mexico and Canada are signaling there’s a deal to be had — if President Donald Trump wants one.

Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

US Dashes Hopes for Quick NAFTA Deal Amid ‘Gaping’ Differences

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump’s chief NAFTA negotiator said the United States, Canada and Mexico are “nowhere near close to a deal” to update the region’s 24-year-old free-trade pact as U.S. lawmakers warn that time is almost up to reach a agreement that can pass the current Congress.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Trio Set to Miss Ryan’s May 17 Target Without Deal

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)

NAFTA negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico are poised to miss the deadline this week cited by House Speaker Paul Ryan, the latest blown marker for reworking the 24-year-old deal.

Eric Martin Jenny Leonard and Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2018

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