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North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas is concerned that upcoming renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement will upend the U.S.' relationship with Canada. "What we have is the gold standard of binational economic partnership," Douglas said. "Don't harm it.".
In the volatile feast-or-famine world of the cattle business, somebody usually makes money at the expense of somebody else. But not last year. For the beef industry, 2017 was unusual. Everybody made a little money - cow-calf, feedlots, and packers. In fact, if you add up the collective profits, it was the ...

President Donald Trump signs the so-called "Buy American, Hire American" executive order on April 18, 2017, during a visit to Snap-on Inc. in Kenosha, Wis. The orders clamp down on guest worker visas and require federal agencies to buy more goods and services from U.S. companies and workers.
farmers for Free Trade, the bipartisan, grassroots campaign released a new report that outlines specific threats the states most dependent on NAFTA agriculture trade with Mexico would face if the U.S. withdraws from the pact. The report looks at the percentage tariff increase major commodities from each ...
WASHINGTON -- The Trump Administration's strategy on the North American Free Trade Agreement has been turned on its head. When President Donald Trump forced renegotiations on the pact, the guiding narrative was that Mexico has a $71 billion trade surplus with the U.S. and is luring manufacturers ...
In less than eight weeks, ongoing talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement are set to expire. the White House has found common ground with some progressives over the investor State Dispute Settlement, a NAFTA clause that allows foreign companies to sue governments for passing laws that ...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned the United States on Friday that Canada "will not be pushed around" on trade negotiations as the two countries, along with Mexico, seek to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Reuters reports that Trudeau again warned U.S. ...
WASHINGTON -- As president of the American Automotive Policy Council, Matt Blunt is at the center of negotiations to modernize the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. The former governor of Missouri closely monitored talks among U.S., Canadian and Mexican trade officials in January in ...
At a news conference after the meetings, Tillerson defended Trump's attempts to "modernize" the NAFTA agreement, and to crack down on both legal and illegal immigration. He said the president wants to "clean up" the troubled U.S. immigration system and "lift the cloud of uncertainty" on immigrants living ...
The combined value of agricultural exports to the two NAFTA partners totaled $45 billion that year. Beyond the US's immediate neighbors, Trump also faces decisions on broader tariffs regarding steel and aluminum in the next few months. These potential of larger-scale trade restrictions could set off a series of retaliatory ...
Right now, Republicans are most worried about President Donald Trump's trade policy. Fresh off new tariffs aimed at imported washing machines and solar panels, GOP lawmakers fear a round of tariffs targeting steel and aluminum -- or worst of all: a sustained attack on NAFTA and dissolution of the trade ...
The mixed assessment and tone from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, following the sixth round of NAFTA talks in Montreal, reflects the arduous task ahead as U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials try to bridge big gaps that stand in the way of forging a new agreement on the 24-year-old pact.
Negotiators were in Montreal, Canada for the sixth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement this week and Montana wheat and barley farmers paid close attention to the ongoing talks. According to Michelle Erickson-Jones, president of the Montana Grain Growers Association, ...
The North American Free Trade Agreement remains a cornerstone of the free trade strategies of Mexico, Canada and the United States. Why not? After all, NAFTA has done what the agreement set out to do, which is enable sustained growth in output, employment and productivity in the region, deliver more ...
As NAFTA renegotiation casts a shadow over Mexico, the country could elect a populist of its own this year. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is the former mayor of Mexico City, and his third shot at running for the presidency could be the charm. A Lopez-Obrador win "is not priced" into markets yet, an analyst ...
Woolf said depending on the year, Mexico is Vermont's fifth or sixth most important export market, in large measure because of NAFTA -- which took effect Jan. 1, 1994. Pointing to U.S. Census Bureau figures, Woolf said trade since NAFTA between Vermont and Mexico has risen to around $200 million ...
candidate Donald Trump promised to renegotiate NAFTA. Now, those talks are happening. Michel Martin talks with Chad Bown of the Peterson Institute for international economics about Trump's proposals. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...

From auto parts to food to apparel, Vermont manufacturers have leveraged NAFTA to export their products to Canada and Mexico duty-free as part of an integrated North American economy. In Vermont, business people like Jean-Marc Landry -- whose company Pratiko depends on duty-free access across ...
"As such, we would fully agree with the message in support of NAFTA expressed by the associations representing the North American freight-rail industry," ... NAFTZ and its members have been strong supporters of the NAFTA and believe it has been an important factor in making U.S. manufacturing more ...
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is proposing an innovative way to check the progress of the runaway regulatory state by making it part of a renegotiated NAFTA deal. Regulations impose a huge cost on businesses, about $2 trillion according to industry estimates a few years ago. Trump and Congress have rolled back ...
WASHINGTON -- With President Donald Trump threatening to scrap a trade deal with Canada and Mexico, Sen. Rob Portman said it be "a mistake to terminate" the pact. In a conference call with Ohio reporters Tuesday, Portman, said killing the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement "would have a negative impact on ...
Ross also told CNBC "there's a good chance" that U.S. efforts to renegotiate NAFTA will be successful. However, President Donald Trump has also repeatedly said he would pull out of NAFTA if he thought it would lead to a better deal for America. Ross has been a key player in the Trump Administration's ...
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump called the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement, "the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country" and vowed to renegotiate the agreement. At a scheduled round of NAFTA talks underway in Montreal, government procurement is under discussion.
In the spring of 2017, Trump threatened to completely withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), creating anxiety within the farming community. Since its implementation in 1994, trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada has tremendously increased. Despite its benefits ...
During his appearance at Davos, Trudeau spent considerable time discussing the merits of international trade and condemning what he called "anti-trade tendency in globalization." Canada announced it would join 10 other countries in signing a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership in March. Trudeau ...
Mexico's economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo (L-R), Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrive for a trilateral meeting during the third round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September ...
Negotiators from the US, Canada and Mexico are in Montreal for the latest round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). US President Donald Trump has been a frequent critic of NAFTA, saying he is prepared to withdraw the US' membership if the negotiations do not produce more ...
The annual index shows that economic freedom in the three NAFTA countries has increased significantly in the years since NAFTA came into force. And along with rising economic freedom has come greater prosperity. As the chart below indicates, per capita incomes have risen dramatically in Canada, ...
U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators opened a sixth and penultimate round of talks to modernize NAFTA in Montreal on Tuesday. Time is running out for Canada and Mexico to address U.S. demands for major changes to NAFTA, which Trump says has damaged the American economy. The talks come ...
... counterproposals to the demands made by the United States, which the business community and Mexican and Canadian negotiators criticized as potentially harmful to the pact. In a twitter post last week, President Trump mentioned the United States' trade deficit with Mexico and called NAFTA "a bad joke.
As negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) enter their sixth round this week, some Ohio business owners are worried the U.S. will follow through on President Trump's threat to withdraw from the nearly 25-year-old agreement. Trump has been a persistent critic of NAFTA, ...
NAFTA has maximized the economic benefits of the recent U.S. energy boom. (Photo: iStock Photos). Commentary By. Elliott Raia. Elliott Raia is a member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. Portrait of Nicolas Loris. Nicolas Loris / @NiconomistLoris. Nicolas Loris, an economist, ...
Adrian Smith said Friday he will travel to NAFTA negotiations in Montreal next week to argue for protection of U.S. agricultural markets in Canada and ... President Donald Trump has demanded renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and this week on twitter described NAFTA is "a bad ...
NAFTA is nearing the sixth of seven rounds of negotiations next week in Montreal. Major differences have arisen over U.S. demands for autos, dispute settlements and a five-year sunset clause, the latter of which many business leaders have said would introduce too much uncertainty to markets and would ...
"Without NAFTA agriculture is in trouble," he says. "Couple that with the fact that we're on the edge of a trade war with China, there's really some consequences." Not only are there impressive statistics related to how much NAFTA has grown the U.S. economy, but the farm gate has felt its impacts too.
Trump has been critical of NAFTA, although he appears to have moderated his stance in recent days, with national media reporting that he's still intent on tough negotiating but is seemingly less likely to abandon the agreement. Agricultural leaders, supported strongly by Sen. Pat Roberts, have worked to ...
Texans know when it comes to trade agreements like NAFTA, the answer is to mend it, not end it. President Trump must be urged to recognize the agreement's importance to our state, because the alternative would be deterimental to the Texas and American economy. (Lars Hagberg / AFP/ Getty Images).
I suspect if we pull out of NAFTA, Mexico will use the six-month waiting period to allow duty-free access for European product. It was close before when producers held it up, but if producers realize that they'll be out of the market, then it's quid pro quo. At that point, they'd be happy to let the European product ...
Trade relations between the U.S. and Canada were shaken earlier this week when Canada filed an un-NAFTA-related complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO). Canada is upset after American duties were placed on lumber exports from Canada, saying these actions are against WTO rules.
U.S. stocks stumbled briefly in early 2018 on news that Canada expects President Trump to pull out of NAFTA soon, but even if the White House takes that fateful step the economies of North America probably won't suffer major damage anytime soon. Exiting a major trade deal is not easy. Under the terms ...
"Now, Mexico may not want to make the NAFTA deal, which is OK, then I'll terminate NAFTA, which I think would be frankly a positive for our country," Trump told the Journal. Trump's comments could also confuse the administration's efforts to extract funding for his border wall through legislation that would ...
The Canadian government is "increasingly convinced" that President Trump will soon announce his intention to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Minutes after Reuters reported that development Wednesday, U.S. stocks slid as the dollar rose against the ...
London, Ontario (Reuters) - The United States must be taken seriously when it says it might walk away from NAFTA, Canada's foreign minister said on Thursday, a day after government sources said Ottawa was increasingly convinced U.S. President Donald Trump would pull the plug. Chrystia Freeland also told reporters ...
Unless you've been hiding under a rock (which at times seems like a viable alternative), you know that NAFTA is a high profile and controversial trade agreement. President Trump wants to change and improve it, and has hinted that agriculture will be OK in whatever comes out of the negotiations. Canada ...
"There are some signs that the president's rhetoric on NAFTA is softening in the face of leadership from [Senate Agriculture Chairman] Pat Roberts and the ag community. Today could have been a chance to take withdrawal off the table once and for all," former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, who co-chairs the ...
The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday that NAFTA is a vital part of the U.S. economy, and scrapping it would be a mistake. "To pull out of NAFTA would be an absolute destruction to the advances we've made on the economy and economic growth," Tom Donohue said on CNBC's ...
If President Donald Trump and his administration pulled out of NAFTA, it would be an "egregiously stupid decision," closely followed investor Dennis Gartman said. The Canadian dollar and Mexican peso both fell Wednesday afternoon after Reuters reported that Canada is increasingly convinced that ...
But the fight has entered a new round, with an American president who has shown a special fondness for truckers and their big rigs. The Trump Administration has thrown its America First agenda behind the cause in the NAFTA negotiations, demanding that Mexico agree to a provision that could, in the future, ...
A pivotal round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement looms later this month, and Minnesota companies are justifiably anxious. After more than 20 years, NAFTA has resulted in an integration of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican economies that could not be pulled apart without great damage ...
The easy flow of goods over international borders remains at the forefront for many U.S. farmers and ranchers as North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations enter round six later this month. agriculture relies heavily on treaties like NAFTA to move their goods to foreign ports. However, there are ...


resources


  naftalaw.org
"a web site where you can obtain some information about NAFTA investor-state
dispute settlement; obtain copies of recent NAFTA Claim documents;
and contact someone to learn more about bringing a NAFTA investor-state claim"

  NAFTA Chapter 11: Corporate Cases [Public Citizen]

 

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