Government, Business

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: NAFTA Talks Could Extend Past May

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said talks to revamp NAFTA could drag on for months, even as negotiators step up the pace of discussions to reach an agreement as soon as this month.

May 1, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Cruz Deregulation Plan in NAFTA Would Circumvent Democrats

Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

With negotiations to modernize NAFTA coming to a head, Texas Republican Ted Cruz and some of his conservative Senate allies have been pushing the Trump administration to use the trade pact as a way of getting around Democratic objections to the GOP’s broader deregulation agenda.

Kevin Diaz | Houston Chronicle
April 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Nations to Meet Again; Mexico Says Deal Possible in Days

Travelers leave Mexico for the United States as they use the Cross Border Xpress pedestrian bridge in Tijuana, Mexico. (Benedicte Desrus/Sipa USA/TNS)

The United States and its NAFTA partners are stepping up efforts to reach a tentative deal in the coming days — with one Mexican minister saying a pact is “reasonably close” while the United States prepares for talks with China.

April 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump Pushing Hard to Reach NAFTA Agreement

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

With critical political deadlines fast approaching, the Trump administration is racing to strike a deal on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement by early May — with an eye toward forcing a congressional vote on a new pact by the end of the year.

Don Lee | Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2018
Government, Business

NAFTA Negotiators Wrap Up Telecom Chapter, Sources Say

David Kawai/Bloomberg News

NAFTA negotiators are said to have wrapped up another chapter of the deal as the three ministers leading talks meet again in Washington amid a push for a deal in principle within weeks.

April 19, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Push for Quick NAFTA Deal Slowed by Division on Top Issues

Trump Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump’s push for a quick resolution to NAFTA talks is being stymied by persistent differences among the United States, Canada and Mexico over a handful of the make-or-break issues.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Threatens Endless NAFTA Talks After Walk-Back on Autos

Trump Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Donald Trump says he’s willing to “renegotiate forever” on NAFTA, a threat that comes as his trade office again softens its marquee demand for changes to the auto sector.

April 12, 2018
Government, Business

Mexico’s NAFTA Negotiator Optimistic for Deal by Early May

Guajardo Guajardo by Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo lowered expectations that the three NAFTA nations will reach an initial deal the week of April 9, saying instead he sees an 80% chance of an agreement by the first week of May.

April 9, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Trio Meets Amid Growing Optimism for Deal

Bob Lighthizer (right) U.S. trade representative; Chrystia Freeland (center) Canada's minister of foreign affairs and Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal (left) Mexico's secretary of economy. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

Senior ministers from the three NAFTA countries are gathering in Washington amid growing signs of optimism that they could find common ground on the toughest issues.

April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Ford Concerned NAFTA Rule Changes Wouldn’t Preserve US Jobs

A 2017 Ford Motor Co. Super Duty F-250 truck stands near an American flag at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co., the largest producer of cars and trucks in the United States, remains concerned about major modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement, even after President Donald Trump’s negotiators were said to have softened demands.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2018