NAFTA

  • TRADE IN ACTION November 10

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    THIS WEEK IN TRADE
    This week’s news has been dominated by President Trump’s trip to Asia

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  • TRADE IN ACTION November 6

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    The Bank of England is expecting that up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in financial services following Britain’s departure from the EU. 

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  • TRADE IN ACTION October 30


    THIS WEEK IN TRADE
    Last Friday, just shortly before President Donald Trump arrives in Beijing in early November, the Commerce Department hit imports of Chinese aluminum foil with preliminary anti-dumping duties, ranging from 97 percent to more than 162 percent. 

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  • TRADE IN ACTION October 13, 2017

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    THIS WEEK IN TRADE
    In the context of the annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF, the latter has released the full 2017 World Economic Outlook . 

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  • NAFTA Negotiations: What is at Stake?

    If representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico are unable to come to an agreement in the fourth round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the consequences could be dire for millions of US citizens whose livelihoods depend on the success of the trade deal, according to Atlantic Council experts.

    The close economic relationship between the three countries has led to unprecedented levels of trade and co-production of goods. “What that really means is ‘jobs,’” says Katherine Pereira, associate director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. For as many as fourteen US states, 25 percent of their trade is with Canada, and for another fourteen who trade with Mexico that number is 13 percent. Essentially, millions of Americans stand to lose their job if NAFTA is ended.

    On October 11, the United States, Canada, and Mexico entered the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations in Washington, DC. NAFTA became...

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  • Wayne in Forbes: U.S. Endangers Fight Against Mexican Drug Trade With NAFTA Hardball


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  • Marczak in The Hill: Strict 'America First' Stance on NAFTA Could Put Us Last


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  • TRADE IN ACTION October 6, 2017

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    THIS WEEK IN TRADE
    South Korea indicated on Wednesday it was open to talks on revising a 2012 trade pact with the United States after initial differences that followed President Donald Trump's threat to terminate the accord unless it was renegotiated. 

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  • Will Trump Ditch NAFTA?

    There is a strong likelihood that US President Donald J. Trump will withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Robert Zoellick, a former US trade representative, said at the Atlantic Council on October 5, while advising US lawmakers to be prepared to push back.

    “There is a very serious risk [of Trump withdrawing from NAFTA] depending on what happens with Trump’s popularity and the investigations [into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia] that at some point he will withdraw from the agreement,” said Zoellick, who has also served as a US deputy secretary of state and president of the World Bank.

    “I think we are headed to a fundamental crackup here… It partly depends on whether the Congress makes it painful for the administration to go in this direction,” he added.

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  • TRADE IN ACTION September 28, 2017


    THIS WEEK IN TRADE
    This week saw the reelection of Angela Merkel as German Chancellor, with the introduction of the right wing AfD (Alternative for Germany) to the Bundestag as the most radical change. 

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