Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin

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.

May 29, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Trade Threat Hangs Over NAFTA Talks

President Trump meets with steel and aluminum executives President Trump meets with steel and aluminum executives at the White House on March 1, 2018. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s latest trade salvo over steel and aluminum landed squarely in the middle of NAFTA talks, overshadowing efforts by his own negotiators and those from his biggest export markets to update America’s most important free-trade agreement.

March 2, 2018
Government, Logistics

NAFTA Talks Left Reeling After Aggressive US Proposals Land

Photo by Glenn Fawcett, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

After laying out the Trump administration’s most aggressive NAFTA demands to date, chief U.S. negotiator John Melle was asked on Oct. 15 how things are progressing. “Fabulous,” he said, smiling and shrugging before entering a negotiating room once more.

October 16, 2017
Government, Logistics

Trump’s ‘Poison Pill’ NAFTA Proposals Threaten to Derail Talks

Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press/TNS

NAFTA talks have resumed with the U.S. administration looking increasingly isolated in its proposals to change the trade pact, as key figures raised the prospect of a collapse in negotiations.

October 11, 2017