free trade

What’s with the new NAFTA name?

What’s with the new NAFTA name?

One of the biggest qualms that Donald Trump had with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was its name. So, it’s no surprise that…
US carmakers can’t win Trump’s trade war

US carmakers can’t win Trump’s trade war

There’s no such thing as an “American” car anymore. Thanks to globalization, almost every car sold and built in the US is an amalgam of…
Trump credits tariffs for his USMCA free trade deal

Trump credits tariffs for his USMCA free trade deal

Donald Trump just reached the biggest free-trade deal in his administration, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement. But don’t expect him to give up on tariffs. The president…
Trump claims victory in new free trade deal, but so does Canada

Trump claims victory in new free trade deal, but so does Canada

Canada has agreed to join the trade agreement drafted by the United States and Canada, which, if approved by Congress as well as lawmakers in Canada and Mexico, will make the North American free trade
This is what free trade looks like under Trump

This is what free trade looks like under Trump

Canada is joining the US and Mexico’s new trade deal, essentially creating a new version of the NAFTA agreement that had governed trade within North…

NAFTA Is Dead; All Hail the USMCA

Following some furious 11th hour bargaining, Canada reached an agreement with U.S. trade negotiators Sunday night, marking the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the creation
The next 48 hours could determine if NAFTA is replaced by ‘HALFTA’

The next 48 hours could determine if NAFTA is replaced by ‘HALFTA’

Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said the fate of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between itself, Canada and the United States will be settled this weekend. “In the next 48
MORICI: Canada’s embrace of protectionist policies

MORICI: Canada’s embrace of protectionist policies

By PETER MORICI The United States and Mexico have agreed to update the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement but Canada continues to insist on deeply protectionist policies — measures that should
WARMINGTON: Ford talks trade with U.S. governors

WARMINGTON: Ford talks trade with U.S. governors

As the North America’s public and business community wait to see if negotiators for the United States and Canada can draft a new version of NAFTA, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has also been busy talking
Trump threatens to cut Canada out of trade deal with Mexico

Trump threatens to cut Canada out of trade deal with Mexico

President Donald Trump threatened to cut Canada out of the trade deal his government has been negotiating with Mexico — one day after admitting in an off-the-record interview that he was just
GUNTER: Plenty of NAFTA blame to spread around

GUNTER: Plenty of NAFTA blame to spread around

It would be easy to blame the Trudeau government’s sophomoric sanctimony for the fact that Canada has no new trade deal with the U.S., but Mexico does. It is easy to blame the Trudeauites because they
U.S., Mexico Bridge Differences on Nafta Farm Goods

U.S., Mexico Bridge Differences on Nafta Farm Goods

The U.S. and Mexico are resolving their differences on agricultural products covered under Nafta after the Trump administration withdrew some of its sweeping demands, bringing the nations closer to an
One Year Later, Nafta Lives On, Resisting Trump’s Trade Wrath

One Year Later, Nafta Lives On, Resisting Trump’s Trade Wrath

President Donald Trump has made no secret that he wanted the North American Free Trade Agreement gone. A year of on-again-off-again negotiations without a clear view of an endgame has demonstrated the
Bruising GOP Primary Sets Up Senate Fight in Battleground Wisconsin

Bruising GOP Primary Sets Up Senate Fight in Battleground Wisconsin

Five of the six U.S. Senate nominees in the battleground states of Minnesota and Wisconsin will be women following primaries Tuesday in four states that highlighted the expanding presence of female
A Trump-Country Democrat Fights to Keep North Dakota Senate Seat

A Trump-Country Democrat Fights to Keep North Dakota Senate Seat

Across vast acres of lush emerald-green prairie, a hundred towering white turbines whirl in the breeze in Courtenay, North Dakota. It’s Trump country, and Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp is there to
Trump Hails Nafta Talks With Mexico, Says Canada Must Wait

Trump Hails Nafta Talks With Mexico, Says Canada Must Wait

President Donald Trump said negotiations with Mexico on a new Nafta are “coming along nicely,” while telling Canada it will have to wait to re-enter the talks to modernize the three-nation trade pact
Mexico’s Guajardo Says ‘a Lot’ of Work Done Through Night on Nafta

Mexico’s Guajardo Says ‘a Lot’ of Work Done Through Night on Nafta

U.S. and Mexican negotiators met in Washington again on Thursday to narrow their differences over auto rules of origin and other issues to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, said
Steven Mnuchin Is Still Standing

Steven Mnuchin Is Still Standing

Trump’s Treasury secretary has pushed tax cuts and sanctions and has learned to keep his head down in the trade war.
BAMFORD: Trudeau trade agenda is hurting Canadians

BAMFORD: Trudeau trade agenda is hurting Canadians

News stories showed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surfing off the beaches of Tofino last week. Meanwhile, people are wondering whether they have jobs going forward as we all watch Canada-U.S.
RNC Escalates GOP Feud With Koch Network After Trump's Attack

RNC Escalates GOP Feud With Koch Network After Trump's Attack

The Republican National Committee joined President Donald Trump’s attack on the powerful public policy and political network built by billionaires Charles and David Koch, exacerbating a fight with