President Donald Trump has tried to claim renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement as a monumental achievement of his administration, but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau coldly undermined the president's ploy on Friday at a signing ceremony for the new deal.
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the midterm elections was that, unlike 2016, there wasn’t one. Polls and pundits expected Democrats would take control of the House and Republicans would keep the Senate, and that’s exactly what we’re getting.
After the U.S., Canada, and Mexico agreed to a new trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) late Sunday night, Trump heralded the new deal as “truly historic news for our nation and the world.”
GOP Senator Calls Trump's Trade Agreement a 'Major Win' Before Admitting She Has No Idea What's in It
One of the most excited supporters of President Donald Trump's new "renegotiation" of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA).
Imperiling People and Planet, Warnings Mount That Trump's NAFTA 2.0 Just Another 'Corporate Giveaway'
Environmentalists on Monday slammed President Donald Trump's replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter warning that it "would enshrine and globalize Trump's deregulatory zealotry into a trade pact that would outlast the administration and imperil future efforts to protect consumers, workers, and the environment."
NAFTA is out but the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) is in.
Conservative Columnist Max Boot Demolishes Trump's Empty Boasting About the Fake 'NAFTA Renegotiation'
On Monday, President Donald Trump announced that he had — sort of — delivered on one of his core campaign promises: a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
President Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Enrique PeÃ±a Nieto, recently announced resolution of major sticking points that have held up the overall renegotiation of the NAFTA Treaty (or whatever new name Trump confers on the expected trilateral agreement). At first glance, there are some marginal improvements on the existing treaty, especially in terms of higher local content sourcing, and the theoretic redirection of more “high wage” jobs back to the U.S.
In desperate need of a fresh distraction, Donald Trump decided that Monday was the perfect day to announce his new trade deal with Mexico. Though there’s no deal. Negotiations actually appear to be only a bit further along than Trump’s “deal” for North Korea to denuclearlize, and most of what’s in the proposal is a thin coat of paint over the NAFTA agreement that Trump has railed about for years.
President Donald Trump's trade negotiators are aiming at an improbable target in talks over the future of NAFTA: front-of-package nutrition labeling. According to the New York Times, American trade officials are trying to include in the agreement among Canada, the United States and Mexico a prohibition of any warning symbol that "inappropriately denotes that a hazard exists from consumption of the food or nonalcoholic beverages."
As the sixth round of the negotiations on North American Free Trade Agreement begin next week in Montreal, Canada, the controversy over exactly what a new agreement might involve—if there is one at all—continues to generate debate.