Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA ‘Danger Zone’ Nears as Key Talks Begin Amid Trump Threats

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NAFTA talks are entering a pivotal moment as the U.S. turns up the pressure on Canada and Mexico to radically alter the trade pact in favor of American interests.

Josh Wingrove Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Administration Losing Patience Over NAFTA Talks

Alex Brandon/AP

The U.S. is running out of patience with Canadian and Mexican resistance to key American proposals ahead of talks next week on a new North American Free Trade Agreement, two people familiar with the matter said.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2018

Don’t Assume the Death of NAFTA Would Be a Small Shock, Says Bank of Canada

Vehicles make their way through the Canadian border crossing in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

NAFTA’s about more than tariffs, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says in a warning to avoid low-balling the impact of a potential collapse of the trade pact.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

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)

The three ministers leading negotiations to revamp NAFTA will get two chances for face-to-face talks this month, including one near the slopes of Davos.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

The Real NAFTA Problem Is With Canada, Not Mexico, Ryan Says

Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg News

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the biggest problem with the North American Free Trade Agreement “comes from the North,” with Canadian dairy producers dumping low-cost products on the market to compete with Wisconsin farms.

Anna Edgerton and Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2018
Government, Business

Trade Experts Expect to See a ‘Zombie’ NAFTA

Mexico Border Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The most likely scenario of what will happen if negotiations to reset terms for the North American Free Trade Agreement are successful — or not — is that President Donald Trump announces, probably via Twitter, a U.S. withdrawal from the deal. This would leave what experts call a zombie NAFTA.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA’s Dead. Long Live NAFTA. A Look at Most Likely Outcomes

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

Markets shuddered on signs the U.S. may be preparing to withdraw from NAFTA. But even if President Donald Trump serves notice of a pullout, the trade deal could survive.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Railroad Stocks Sink After Canada Sees NAFTA Risks Rising

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Shares of railroad and auto companies were among the biggest decliners after Canadian government officials said there’s an increasing chance that U.S. President Donald Trump will give six months notice to withdraw from the NAFTA trade agreement.

Catherine Larkin | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Trump's NAFTA Ideas Are a 'Lose-Lose-Lose' for Carmakers, Says Auto Supplier

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The chief executive of North America’s biggest auto supplier warned that overly complex NAFTA changes could result in a “lose-lose-lose” situation that leaves U.S., Mexican and Canadian manufacturers vulnerable.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2018
Government, Business

Trade and Immigration Test Top Business Group’s Ties to Trump

Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, speaks during a State of American Business address in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2018. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce found common cause in 2017 with President Donald Trump on tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks. This year the powerful conservative business group could part ways with the White House on two key issues: trade and immigration.

January 10, 2018