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US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Draws Scrutiny as Partners Prep for Signature, Ratification Processes

October 4, 2018

Canada, Mexico, and the United States have clinched a deal to revise and replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the trade accord that has governed regional cross-border commerce s... READ MORE


US, Canada Ramp Up NAFTA Negotiating Pace After US-Mexico Draft Deal

September 13, 2018

Negotiators from the US and Canada have met repeatedly over the past fortnight, including this week, in the hopes of finalising a deal to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) a... READ MORE


NAFTA Officials Indicate Plans for Resuming Talks, One Month After Missing Informal Deadline

June 21, 2018

One month after negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States were unable to meet an informal deadline for modernising the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), talks are reportedly... READ MORE


U.S. Says Some Progress Was Made at Latest Nafta Talks

January 29, 2018

The U.S. is pushing for a breakthrough on its touchiest Nafta proposals within a month, underscoring the fragility of the new mood of optimism after Canada and Mexico came forward with fresh ideas.... READ MORE


As NAFTA talks drag, Mexico suggests timeline could be extended

January 26, 2018

 A senior Mexican official on Friday suggested talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement could be extended to give officials more time to address major disagreements threateni... READ MORE


Nafta withdrawal would hit US GDP without helping trade deficit

January 15, 2018

Oxford Economics, a consultancy, reckons no NAFTA deal would wife half a percentage point off US GDP growth in 2019 if the US president pulls the trigger to exist the free trade accord next year.&n... READ MORE


Chances of U.S. leaving NAFTA must be taken seriously: Canada

January 11, 2018

The United States must be taken seriously when it says it might walk away from NAFTA, Canada’s foreign minister said on Thursday, a day after government sources said Ottawa was increasingly c... READ MORE


Mexico will leave NAFTA talks if Trump triggers process to withdraw

January 10, 2018

Mexico will leave the NAFTA negotiating table if U.S. President Donald Trump decides to trigger a 6-month process to withdraw from the trade pact, three Mexican sources with knowledge of the talks... READ MORE


Mexico sees possible EU trade deal as NAFTA talks drag on

December 13, 2017

Mexico and the European Union could reach a framework for a trade deal by the end of the year, though differences remain over agricultural market access, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo... READ MORE


NAFTA Negotiators Close Fifth Round, Prepare to Set Stage for 2018 Talks

November 23, 2017

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the US have concluded their fifth round of talks to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the last such meeting of 2017 following an intens... READ MORE


On NAFTA, America, Canada and Mexico are miles apart

October 21, 2017

American demands are so extreme some suspect it of not wanting a deal at all.




NAFTA Ministers Acknowledge Significant Challenges, Extend Timetable to 2018

October 19, 2017

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States completed their fourth round of negotiations for modernising the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Tuesday 17 October, with minis... READ MORE


NAFTA Negotiators Report Progress, Warn of Challenging Road Ahead

October 5, 2017

Ministers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States announced last week that they have made steady progress in their latest negotiating round on modernising the North American Free Trade Agreement... READ MORE


Why the Boeing-Bombardier fight is neither about Trump nor Brexit

October 2, 2017

In the wake of last week’s move by the US Commerce Department to side with Boeing and order preliminary tariffs that would more than triple the price of Bombardier passenger jets importe... READ MORE


NAFTA Parties Pursue "Accelerated" Timeframe, Gear Up for Third Round of Talks

September 14, 2017

Officials are gearing up for another negotiating round in the efforts to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with the next set of talks due for 23-27 September. The gathering... READ MORE


NAFTA Parties Prepare for August Negotiations Launch in Washington

August 3, 2017

Canada, Mexico, and the United States are preparing for the formal launch of negotiations to upgrade the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – a process that i... READ MORE


Leveraging opportunities through regulatory cooperation

July 1, 2017

As industry has moved to integrate and consolidate manufacturing, the application of domestic-centric regulations can engender unnecessary and duplicative actions and costs across sectors.... READ MORE


US, Mexico Clinch "Agreement in Principle" On Sugar Trade

June 8, 2017

Economic officials from the US and Mexico announced on Tuesday 6 June that they had reached a draft deal to prevent trade remedies planned by Washington on imported Mexican sugar, capping a prolong... READ MORE


Agriculture in the NAFTA Renegotiation

June 1, 2017

Despite agriculture’s modest contribution to GDP in all three partner countries, agricultural issues will be a thorny aspect of the NAFTA renegotiation—just as they are in other trade a... READ MORE


Streamlining Rules of Origin in NAFTA

June 1, 2017

After promising last year to terminate US participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Donald Trump has opted for renegotiation in several areas, including in the &ld... READ MORE


Trade Balances and the NAFTA Renegotiation

June 1, 2017

The Trump administration’s strategy toward trade agreements in general, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in particular, is fundamentally misplaced for two reasons: (1) its... READ MORE


US Trade Rep Notifies Congress of NAFTA Negotiation Plans

May 24, 2017

US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress last week of the planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), kicking off a 90-day period before talk... READ MORE


US, Canada Weigh Next Steps in Softwood Lumber Trade Spat

May 11, 2017

The preliminary determination reached by the US Department of Commerce last month to levy countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports has been met with reports of potential Canadian t... READ MORE


Donald Trump takes aim at Canada

April 29, 2017

Attacks on dairy farmers and loggers are the opening shots in a bigger confrontation over trade READ MORE


Why Is Trump Risking a Trade War With Canada?

April 26, 2017

The president has softened some of his tough talk toward China and Mexico, transferring it to Canada and disputes over softwood lumber and dairy products. Donald Trump is not the first U.S. president... READ MORE


Mexico Ready to Play the Corn Card in Trade Talks

April 2, 2017

From the hundreds of millions of tortillas consumed every year to the countless tons of corn-enriched feed that fattens livestock and poultry, corn is perhaps Mexico’s most important agricultural comm... READ MORE


A Nod to NAFTA

March 31, 2017

After months of charged rhetoric on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a draft letter to Congress from the Trump administration appears to signal a willingness for constructive engagemen... READ MORE


Can Mexico Retaliate Against US Trade Actions?

February 15, 2017

The debate over imposing a 20 percent border adjustment tax against Mexico has raised a number of questions, but one of the most imponderable is whether and how Mexico might retaliate should such a... READ MORE


Trump: ‘We’ll be tweaking’ NAFTA

February 14, 2017

President Trump struck a softer tone on trade Monday, saying his administration will be “tweaking” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in a way that will be a boon for both the United Stat... READ MORE


Trump is ready to renegotiate NAFTA. Here’s what that might look like

February 9, 2017

Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency by deriding NAFTA, the free trade pact between the US, Canada, and Mexico, as a job killer and “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainl... READ MORE


Officials Consider the US-South Korea Free Trade Deal

February 7, 2017

American business leaders are urging South Korean leaders to increase market access to U.S. companies seeking to sell goods in South Korea. The business leaders want to persuade U.S. President Donald... READ MORE


Trudeau, Theresa May discuss trade, security amid fallout from Trump's immigration ban

February 4, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday to express condolences about the Quebec City shooting and update him on her recent visit with U.S. President Donald... READ MORE


Here's what Donald Trump could want from Canada on NAFTA

February 3, 2017

Wondering what the Americans might want from Canada in a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement? Multiple clues might be embedded in a document published by the U.S. government. READ MORE


NAFTA Tribunal Issues Ruling in Windstream-Canada Case

December 15, 2016

An investor-state arbitration tribunal published its final ruling last week in the row between a US-based wind energy company, Windstream, and the Canadian government. The award brought an end to a... READ MORE


If NAFTA gets the ax under Trump, American workers and consumers would get hurt too

November 29, 2016

Mexico's finance minister José Antonio Meade touted the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement during a trip to the United Kingdom, the Financial Times reported Monday. NAFTA is currently... READ MORE


Canada open to renegotiating free trade with Trump

November 12, 2016

Canada’s ambassador to Washington said Wednesday that Canada is open to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement if that’s what President-elect Donald Trump wants. Ambassador David MacNau... READ MORE


New softwood lumber trade war with US worries northern Ontario forest workers

October 12, 2016

Mill workers and mill towns across northern Ontario are fearing the start of another trade war with the US over softwood lumber. That's because the trade deal that helped stabilize the shaky wood busi... READ MORE


Trump, Clinton target trade deals at a time when globalization is stalling

September 27, 2016

The steady march of globalization that powered the world economy for the past 30 years is stalling out at a time when leading political figures in the United States and elsewhere have become increasin... READ MORE


Canada feels anti-trade winds blowing from the south

August 22, 2016

The US presidential election is looming large at the Canadian government's summer retreat, with US trade ties among the discussion points for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. READ MORE


Key ingredients of opposition to free trade? Prejudice and nationalism

August 22, 2016

Economic globalization hasn’t won any popularity contests this summer. After 25 million primary voters supported the protectionist rhetoric of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, both parties’ national c... READ MORE


Why Critics Of Free Trade Are Talking China, Not NAFTA

August 18, 2016

When Donald Trump delivered his big economic speech in Detroit earlier this month, free trade — and the harm it has allegedly done to U.S. workers — was at the center of his agenda. And one country in... READ MORE


Obama Still Has a Shot at Passing the TPP

August 17, 2016

Given that the two contenders for the U.S. presidency are strongly against free trade agreements, you would think that they are reflecting the views of the American people. They are not. READ MORE


U.S./Mexico Presidents Pledge More Trade; No Wall

July 25, 2016

President Barack Obama and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto outlined a series of trade and commerce efforts, including pushing for approval of the trans-Pacific pact, they said would further ceme... READ MORE


TransCanada takes next step in NAFTA case on Keystone pipeline

July 15, 2016

Canadian energy giant TransCanada has now filed a request for investor-state arbitration in connection with the US government’s rejection last year of its application to build the cross-borde... READ MORE


Canada signs landmark free trade agreement with Ukraine

July 11, 2016

The Government of Canada remains committed to working with Ukrainian government and business leaders to deepen the commercial ties between our countries and create jobs, strengthen the middle class, a... READ MORE


‘A midsummer night’s nightmare’ for European trade

June 27, 2016

The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU means the loss of a major political and economic partner with a history of championing free trade at a critical moment for a mammoth agreement being negotiated with... READ MORE


Free trade will not have an ally in the White House next year

June 26, 2016

When Donald Trump rode down his golden escalator and announced his run for the US presidency last summer, few may have recognised the official end of the era of free-trade politics. Mr Trump has made... READ MORE


Make America Trade Again

May 23, 2016

No matter how much some US presidential candidates may deride free trade, it remains the backbone of the American economy. Without it, the country would become significantly poorer and its global infl... READ MORE


Mexico Banking on New Market Access Through TPP to Grow Its Economy

May 12, 2016

Mexican Trade Minister Herminio Blanco told a gathering of Mexican and Japanese business leaders earlier this month that “Mexico will become more competitive when the TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] t... READ MORE


NAFTA Tribunal Issues Ruling in Mesa Power-Canada Case

May 4, 2016

An investor-state arbitration tribunal under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) recently released its decisions in a dispute... READ MORE


EU not to let TTIP weaken food safety standards: agriculture commissioner

April 16, 2016

European Union (EU) agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan ruled out that the bloc will let the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to weaken EU standards and regulations on food produ... READ MORE


Africa, TPP, and TTIP: Integration or isolation?

April 14, 2016

With the demise of the Doha Development Round at the World Trade Organization Ministerial in Nairobi this past December, the multilateral approach to global trade negotiations has largely ended. Given... READ MORE


Towards a New Trans-American Partnership

April 1, 2016

The global trade regime is undergoing fundamental changes. While World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries continue to work towards an ever elusive agreement, regional initiatives—most... READ MORE


Canada having more free-trade dialogue with China: minister

March 30, 2016

Dialogue with China about a free-trade agreement has increased since Canada's new Liberal government took office late last year, Canada's international trade minister said on Wednesday. Chrystia Freel... READ MORE


The End of Free Trade?

March 15, 2016

The debate on trade in the U.S. presidential election should concern Korea because trade has come under fire from the left and right. On the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders blames the North American... READ MORE


Why the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Is More Important Than TPP

January 30, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) — the former a free trade agreement covering 12 countries from North and South America to the Pacific... READ MORE


Recovery From Trade Swoon May Be Slow

January 19, 2016

Say goodbye to the golden age of the container ship. Compared with the level of economic growth, global trade is in the midst of its worst slowdown in decades. And even if imports and exports pick up... READ MORE


TPP will help create jobs and boost global growth

January 19, 2016

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Barack Obama will sit down at the White House to discuss a number of crucial issues from security to the economy. On the economy, they wil... READ MORE


China open to historic free-trade deal with Canada under certain provisos

January 14, 2016

China wants to forge a historic free-trade deal with Canada, but a senior Chinese official said this will require Canadian concessions on investment restrictions and a commitment to build an energy pi... READ MORE


Canada opens its market to Argentine boneless fresh and frozen beef after 13 years

January 13, 2016

Canada finally made official the opening of its market to Argentine boneless beef, both fresh and frozen. This happens after thirteen years of negotiations, according to an end of the year release fro... READ MORE


Pacific Trade Deal Foes Say Keystone Case Shows Pact's Risk

January 6, 2016

A legal dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline is giving opponents of a Pacific trade agreement a fresh argument in their effort to get Congress to kill the pact. They say the case announced Wednes... READ MORE


'This isn't NAFTA,' U.S. trade representative says about Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 13, 2015

After years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries wrapped up a sweeping trade agreement in October that supporters say will eliminate obstacles such as tariffs and set... READ MORE


Canada and Mexico win trade ruling over US livestock law

December 7, 2015

Canada and Mexico have won a trade victory over US law requiring country of origin labelling on beef and pork.The World Trade Organisation ruled the policy violated the North American Free Trade Agree... READ MORE


Trans-Pacific Partnership versus Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

December 1, 2014

This paper argues that the formation of regional integration frameworks can be best understood as a dominant state’s attempt to create a preferred regional framework in which it an exercise e... READ MORE


The problem with TTIP

May 1, 2014

Most economists cheer the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that the EU is currently negotiating with the US. This column argues it is a pity that TTIP and other mega-regional agreeme... READ MORE


NAFTA at 20: Misleading Charges and Positive Acheivements

April 1, 2014

This Policy Brief analyzes the record of NAFTA in order to clear the air so that the benefits and challenges of trade can be examined objectively. In the last 20 years, trade, investment, and econo... READ MORE


Addressing Currency Manipulation Through Trade Agreements

January 1, 2014

The Policy Brief discusses the possibility of addressing currency manipulation and the subsequent effects on the US dollar and other currencies around the world. The paper outlines how the TPP and... READ MORE


20 Years of NAFTA: What’s Next for North America?

December 1, 2013

On January 1, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Today, North America is more deeply interconnected than ever before—largely as a result... READ MORE


The 2013 WTO Bali Ministerial: Prospects and New Horizons

November 1, 2013

Failure to address these issues will make further significant progress on the Doha Round difficult, notwithstanding a successful outcome in Bali. An important wild card is what impact other large b... READ MORE


The New North American Trade Map

November 1, 2013

Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The world economy looked quite a bit different in 1993 than it does today—the Int... READ MORE