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New York Times
How Trump Can Improve Nafta
By JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA

August 18, 2017

a sweeping pact that has more closely knit together the economies of Mexico, Canada and the United States for nearly 25 years – is to make sure that the products that benefit most from this pact are actually made in North America

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World Trade Online
U.S. expected to table text that would give seasonal growers standing in trade remedy cases

Agosto 17, 2017

U.S. NAFTA negotiators are expected to push a proposal backed by Florida-based producers that would allow seasonal growers to qualify as the domestic industry in trade remedy cases despite not representing 51 percent of the U.S. industry.

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World Trade Online
Sources: Digital trade text on the table in first NAFTA round

Agosto 17, 2017

Digital chapter texts to be included in the updated North American Free Trade Agreement were slated to be tabled by the U.S. at the first round of talks this week, industry and congressional sources told Inside U.S. Trade.

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Excelsior
Congreso rechaza que México acepte aranceles de EU en TLCAN

Agosto 17, 2017

El Pleno de la Comisión Permanente del Congreso exhortó al gobierno mexicano a mantener una posición firme al respecto en la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio

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El Financiero
Empresarios mexicanos arman estrategia para cada tema del TLCAN

Agosto 17, 2017

Tras el anuncio formal del inicio de las negociaciones del TLCAN, los empresarios mexicanos reafirmaron su estrategia para discutir temas críticos como intentar solucionar el problema del déficit planteado por Estados Unidos, así como posibles modificaciones a las reglas de origen en el sector automotriz y el tema salarial

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Financial Times
Canada and Mexico play defence on Nafta’s future

August 17, 2017

Damage limitation is the best one can hope for from the trade talks. There are many areas — tax cuts, infrastructure spending, healthcare — in which Donald Trump’s grandiose plans have come to nothing. Thus far, the same is true of one of the US president’s foremost obsessions, trade — and specifically, attempting to redress the US deficit with individual countries by changing the rules of trade.

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World Trade Online
Auto stakeholders at odds over how to address NAFTA rules of origin

August 17, 2017

Auto industry stakeholders responded to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's prioritization of a tightened auto rule of origin in the NAFTA renegotiation by laying out vastly different visions for what should be included in a retooled agreement.

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World Trade Online
Mexican, Canadian trade chiefs refute push for ‘substantial’ U.S. content in auto rules of origin

August 16, 2017

The U.S., Mexico and Canada could soon clash over their visions for how to update the North American Free Trade Agreement’s automotive rules of origin, with Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland forcefully pushing back against U.S. Trade Representative.

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NY Times
Thousands of Mexicans March to Scrap NAFTA, as Government Fights to Save It

August 16, 2017

While Mexican government negotiators fought tooth and nail to save the North American Free Trade Agreement during talks in Washington, thousands of Mexican farmers and workers took to the streets on Wednesday demanding the deal be scrapped.

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Washington Post
One of Trump’s biggest NAFTA goals is already generating broad opposition

August 16, 2017

a sweeping pact that has more closely knit together the economies of Mexico, Canada and the United States for nearly 25 years – is to make sure that the products that benefit most from this pact are actually made in North America

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Financial Times
Nafta exit will be ‘destructive’ for US, warns Cargill boss

August 16, 2017

The head of Cargill has warned Donald Trump that he risks making a “destructive” mistake for the US economy if he walks away from the North American Free Trade Agreement

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Wall Street Journal
*Nafta Talks Open With Spat Over How to Resolve Tariff Conflicts*

August 16, 2017

Under Nafta, the U.S., Mexico and Canada have resolved tariff conflicts by submitting them to expert panels that can sustain or overturn tariffs. The system has helped guide the trilateral relationship for 23 years.

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World Trade Online
Freeland: Softwood lumber talks to continue in parallel with NAFTA negotiations

August 15, 2017

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Monday told the Canadian parliament's international trade committee that the negotiations with the U.S. on softwood lumber will continue outside of the context of the NAFTA renegotiation, which formally kicks off this week.

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World Trade Online
USTR expects to table texts in 'lots of areas' at NAFTA round; will push for currency provisions

August 15, 2017

U.S. negotiators are expecting to table negotiating texts across a broad range of issues at this week's inaugural NAFTA renegotiation round, including a push for rules on currency manipulation, according to a USTR official.

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World Trade Online
Flake delivers a lengthy list of NAFTA suggestions to Lighthizer

August 14, 2017

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) has offered U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer a lengthy list of suggestions for how to retool NAFTA, a deal he says has been a boon to his state's economy.

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World Trade Online
NAFTA talks get underway as Trump promises trade action, sets up possible 301 probe

August 14, 2017

The long-awaited NAFTA renegotiations will kick off mid-week in Washington, DC, as negotiators formally begin work on restructuring the 23-year-old trade agreement on the first day the U.S. can statutorily do so.

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World Trade Online
Canada's chief negotiator expects climate change language in NAFTA

August 14, 2017

Canada's chief negotiator for NAFTA told members of the Canadian parliament's international trade committee on Monday that he expects the environmental chapter of the renegotiated deal will include language on climate change, which the U.S. has historically avoided including in its free trade agreements.

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Bloomberg
Trump’s Trade Focus Risks Missing the Mark as Nafta Talks Begin

August 15, 2017

The White House is in the driver’s seat in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement and has laid out its basic priority: cutting trade deficits.

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Financial Times
What to watch in the Nafta renegotiations

AUGUST 15, 2017

After months of bluster, blow-ups and feverish lobbying by industry to save the 23-year-old pact that underpins how business is done in more than a quarter of the global economy, officials are in Washington this week to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement

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The Wall Street Journal
What U.S. Wants From Nafta Talks

AUGUST 14, 2017

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s trade team this week will begin the complicated task of rewriting the sprawling North American Free Trade Agreement, the 23-year-old pact he has branded a “disaster” for U.S. factory workers. The negotiators’ challenge: finding a way to address workers’ concerns while

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The Wall Street Journal
Nafta Flashpoints: Issues to Watch as the Talks Unfold

AUGUST 14, 2017

The first round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement is scheduled to start Wednesday in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump has called the pact, which took effect in 1994, a disaster for U.S. workers, a message that resonated in manufacturing states

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The Washington Post
NAFTA negotiations could mark end of era for Mexican exports

AUGUST 11, 2017

President Donald Trump’s push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is putting Mexico in a tough spot, threatening the system that has helped turn the country into a top exporter through low wages, lax regulations and proximity to the United States.....

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World Trade Online
Former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. sees 'no grounds for complacency or optimism' on NAFTA

AUGUST 10, 2017

A former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. has a blunt message for his country ahead of NAFTA renegotiation talks: Don't expect it to be easy....

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World Trade Online
Possible compromise on de minimis levels in NAFTA falling flat with key U.S. industry

AUGUST 10, 2017

U.S. express delivery services are balking at the possibility that Canada, in NAFTA negotiations, could push to raise the threshold for goods to be imported duty-free without also proposing to raise the threshold for goods to enter without being subject to taxes...

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World Trade Online
Ten former ambassadors to Canada, Mexico urge Trump not to put NAFTA gains at risk

 AUGUST 9, 2017

Ten former ambassadors to Canada and Mexico have written to the president imploring him to tread carefully in renegotiating NAFTA. The former ambassadors, who served Presidents George H.W. Bush through Barack Obama, say they have “worked with Mexican and Canadian leaders of different political parties and ideologies, and have sought to advance U.S. interests to enhance the strength and economic security of North America.” Accordingly, as NAFTA negotiations get underway, “we write to express our support for changes that will...          

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 NY Times
U.S. Push for Freer NAFTA e-Commerce Meets Growing Resistance

AUGUST 10, 2017

A U.S. proposal for Mexico and Canada to vastly raise the value of online purchases that can be imported duty-free from stores like Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and eBay (EBAY.O) is emerging as a flashpoint in an upcoming renegotiation of the NAFTA…

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 Automakers warn against strengthening NAFTA's rule of origin language

AUGUST 09, 2017

Global and domestic automakers, joined by representatives of the auto parts industry and the manufacturing sector, are making the case that strengthening or raising NAFTA's existing rule of origin on automobiles would have “unintended consequences” that would make the U.S. auto and manufacturing sectors less competitive worldwide. Speaking at an Aug. 9 event hosted by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, representatives from Global Automakers and the American Automotive Policy Council warned that changing NAFTA's auto rule of origin could....

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World Trade Online
Info-technology group urges USTR to 'enhance' NAFTA objectives

AUGUST 07, 2017

The Information Technology Industry Council, the self-described “global voice of the tech sector,” is weighing in on the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations, calling on the Trump administration to “enhance its negotiating objectives” by adding more tech priorities…

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The Wall Street Journal
Amid Trump’s Immigration Crackdown, More Mexicans Get Visas to Work in U.S.
Demand in America is surging for Mexican farmhands, landscapers, hotel housekeepers and other temporary workers

AUGUST 07, 2017

Demand in America for Mexican farmhands, landscapers and other temporary workers is surging as the Trump administration moves to curb immigrationand renegotiate its trade relationship with Mexico…..

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World Trade Online
Reports: Freeland can see 'outlines' of a lumber deal, but unsure on timing

AUGUST 07, 2017

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters on Monday that she can envision what a softwood lumber deal with the U.S. might look like – but did not indicate that an agreement was immiment…

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La Secretaría de Economía llevará a cabo Audiencias Públicas sobre la modernización del Tratado de Libre Comercio para América del Norte

AGOSTO 7, 2017

Como parte del proceso para la definición de una postura de negociación en la modernización del Tratado de Libre Comercio para América del Norte (TLCAN), la Secretaría de Economía realizará un Foro de Audiencias Públicas, que se llevará a cabo el 10 y 11 de agosto en la Ciudad de México.…

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World Trade Online
Canadian businesses outline NAFTA priorities in meetings with top negotiators

AUGUST 07, 2017

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters on Monday that she can envision what a softwood lumber deal with the U.S. might look like – but did not indicate that an agreement was immiment…

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Bloomberg
A Nafta Win for Trump May Rest on Helping Mexican Workers Get a Raise

AUGUST 07, 2017

President Donald Trump has gone after Mexicans for stealing U.S. jobs. Now he’s trying to get workers south of the border a pay raise…

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The Wall Street Journal
Kill Nafta’s Chapter 19 To Help American Industry

AUGUST 04, 2017

… The idea that foreign producers can side-step U.S. courts is counter to our basic sense of fairness and sovereignty. U.S. laws are for America to determine and implement, not panels that include foreign nationals, each of whom represent their national and professional interest…

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World Trade Online
House members circulating letter on NAFTA transparency ahead of first talks

AUGUST 03, 2017

House members are seeking signatures on a letter demanding that USTR upgrade its transparency rules ahead of the NAFTA renegotiation, reiterating complaints made about guidelines formulated by the Obama administration that were required under the Trade Promotion Authority law…

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The Washington Post
Mexico says NAFTA rules of origin may be toothless

AUGUST 03, 2017

Mexico’s top diplomat says his country is willing to discuss regional-content requirements during re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement…

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World Trade Online
Canada expected to stand firm on maintaining 'cultural carveout' in NAFTA

AUGUST 03, 2017

The Canadian government is expected to seek to maintain a carveout in NAFTA that excludes Canada's “cultural industries” from obligations under the agreement, according to informed sources and analysts following the issue. Eliminating that carveout is a priority of the U.S. services sector and U.S. rightholders…

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NY Times
Mexico Says It's Willing to Talk on Sensitive NAFTA Issues

AUGUST 02, 2017

Mexico said Wednesday it is willing to talk about tough issues in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is set to start Aug. 16.…

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