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
Government, Business

Value of NAFTA Freight Jumped in October, BTS Finds

Trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. Trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. (Sam Hodgson)

The United States carried more freight by value with its North American Free Trade Agreement partners in October 2017 than in October 2016, according to a study released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics Jan. 4.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Goldman Sachs Warns of US NAFTA Exit as Negotiators Seek Small Wins

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Investors remain on alert over the threat of Nafta talks failing even as negotiators meet this week in Washington and seek minor victories on less contentious issues.

December 12, 2017

World Trade Boom Sails Into 2018 as Trump Threatens Barriers

Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg News

It was meant to be the year of the trade war. Instead, it was the year of the trade boom.

December 4, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Negotiations Proceed With Little to Show

Otey Mesa border crossing Mexican trucks are inspected at the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego (TT File Photo)

Canada and Mexico are holding firm in their resistance to addressing America’s most contentious proposed changes to NAFTA in the latest talks, with the parties making some slow progress on areas of greater consensus.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 21, 2017
Government, Business

Freight Shippers Express Support for NAFTA's Trucking Provision

Trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa Trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A broad-based coalition of freight shippers is pushing back against a U.S. proposal that would place more restrictions on Mexican trucking companies as part of a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.

November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Bickering Begins Again

David Kawai/Bloomberg News

NAFTA talks are set to pick up Nov. 15 for round five where they left off a month ago: with tension and animosity in the air.

November 15, 2017
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Trade Expert: Mexican Truck Ban Wouldn’t Have Much Impact

David Maung/Bloomberg News

A possible ban on long haul trucks from Mexico under a renegotiated North American Free Trade agreement won’t have much impact, according to a trade expert in New Mexico

Angela Kocherga | Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal
November 13, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Proposes Freezing Mexican Trucks Out of New NAFTA

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

The U.S. has proposed another difficult change to the North American Free Trade Agreement that could eventually prevent long-haul Mexican truckers from operating in the country, according to people familiar with the discussions.

November 9, 2017