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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
February 03, 2017

Parts of the legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1993 to implement the North American Free Trade Agreement could still be on the books even if President Trump withdraws from the trade deal with Mexico and Canada, according to an academic analysis.


(Daily News)
February 02, 2017

Following President Trump's announcement that he wants to speed up the statutory guidelines for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and ranking member Richard Neal (D-MA) downplayed the idea while expressing confidence that the administration's trade team will adhere to the rules laid out in Trade Promotion Authority legislation.


(In Trade)
February 02, 2017

“Maybe we do a new NAFTA, and we put an extra F in the term NAFTA. You know what the F is for, right? Free and fair trade. Not just free trade.”


(In Trade)
February 01, 2017

AFP also says Mexican officials claim the administration this week will notify Congress of its intent to reopen the deal.


(In Trade)
February 01, 2017

“Retreating from NAFTA and imposing new restrictions on free trade will harm our ability to compete in today’s global economy.”


(Daily News)
January 31, 2017

As the Trump administration's trade policy takes shape, the heads of two major crop associations as well as a former senior Agriculture Department official this week called for expanded trade and touted a need to keep export markets open to the overall agriculture industry.


(In Trade)
January 26, 2017

The president, on Twitter: “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”


(In Trade)
January 26, 2017

The president, on Twitter: “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”


(In Trade)
January 25, 2017

“Our exports to those nations exploded because of the trade pact we have with them.”


(In Trade)
January 23, 2017

“Barriers still exist for U.S. exporters,” agriculture groups say in a letter to Trump.


(Daily News)
January 23, 2017

A memorandum signed by President Trump on Jan. 23 instructs the U.S. Trade Representative to take steps to remove the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and any future negotiations under the framework of the deal as laid out in the final provisions of the TPP text.


(Daily News)
January 23, 2017

Dispute settlement mechanisms and labor mobility could be high on Mexico's priority list if the North American Free Trade Agreement is open to renegotiation, Kenneth Smith Ramos, head of the North American Free Trade Agreement Office at the Mexican Embassy in the U.S., said on Monday.


(Daily News)
January 23, 2017

President Trump on Jan. 23 signed a presidential memo formally withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, assuring the Obama administration's flagship trade agreement will not come into force as negotiated and prompting TPP opponents to clamor for a larger reorientation of trade policy.


(Daily News)
January 19, 2017

The incoming Trump administration will issue executive orders on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and North American Free Trade Agreement "very shortly" upon taking office and will not wait for trade-related administration nominees to be confirmed by the Senate, a Trump transition spokesman said today.


(Daily News)
January 18, 2017

President-elect Trump’s pick for Commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, told the Senate Commerce Committee during his Jan. 18 confirmation hearing that he and his office will not poach powers from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative -- and said renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement will be a “very early” priority for the Trump administration.


(In Trade)
January 18, 2017

The Globe and Mail reports the U.S. wants to discuss the deal's “country of origin rules and the independent dispute-settlement mechanism.”


(In Trade)
January 11, 2017

The secretary of State nominee questions “whether the agreement that was negotiated serves all of America's interests best.”


(In Trade)
January 09, 2017

The ambassador to the U.S. and others have met with top Trump advisers Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, according to the Globe and Mail.


(In Trade)
January 06, 2017

The Connecticut Democrat says the president-elect is “sticking taxpayers with a huge bill.”


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