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NAFTA NON-STARTERS

Mexican and Canadian officials attending the fourth round of NAFTA talks – happening through Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia – are grappling with a list of increasingly difficult demands from U.S. negotiators. Last week, the U.S. proposed the trade deal expire every five years unless trading partners agreed to extend it, and asked for the lion’s… read more

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U.S. CALLS FOR NAFTA ‘SUNSET CLAUSE’

During the fourth round of NAFTA talks this week, the U.S. ramped up tensions by proposing the trade deal expire every five years unless the U.S., Canada and Mexico all agree it should continue. Canadian and Mexican officials say such an agreement would lead to uncertainty surrounding the deal, followed by decreased investment. (Reuters)

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ALL THINGS NAFTA

As NAFTA talks continue this week, concerns over the pact’s demise continue to rise. While speaking with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump yesterday said it was “possible” the U.S. would drop out of the deal, which could send shock waves throughout the global economy. If a deal between the U.S., Canada and… read more

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U.S. CHAMBER WARNS AGAINST #NAFTA CHANGES

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is warning against key proposals by the Trump administration to overhaul NAFTA. “We see these proposals as highly dangerous, and even one of them could be significant enough to move the business and agriculture communities to oppose an agreement,” said John Murphy, senior vice president for international policy, U.S. Chamber… read more

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TRUMP WANTS TOUGHER #NAFTA ORIGIN RULES

Hoping to underline the need for tougher rules of origin in NAFTA, the U.S. Commerce Department Friday released data showing U.S. value-added content is declining for manufactured goods from Mexico and Canada. According to the study, U.S. content in automotive imports from Mexico declined 18.1 percent in 2011 from 26.5 percent in 1995; automotive imports… read more

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TRUMP TAKES ON #NAFTA, AGAIN

President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to scrap NAFTA tweeting Sunday, “We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada. Both being very difficult, may have to terminate?” Trump’s tweet comes just days before the three countries come back to the negotiating table in Mexico for their second… read more

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TRUMP HAILS #NAFTA PROGRESS

President Donald Trump today said the U.S. is forging ahead on trade talks with Mexico. Trump hailed the progress made in NAFTA negotiations following a meeting with the Mexican president, while again pledging to make Mexico pay for a border wall along the U.S.’ southern border. “We’re negotiating NAFTA and some other things with Mexico… read more

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USTR: ‘HIGH-STANDARD’ #NAFTA AGREEMENT SOUGHT

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration plans to move quickly on renegotiating NAFTA, seeking a “high-standard agreement” with Mexico and Canada, and aggressive enforcement of trade deals. He testified before the Senate Committee on Finance Wednesday. Negotiations can begin as soon as Aug. 16. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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AG MINISTERS TALK #NAFTA

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have “relatively few” differences on agricultural trade, the three countries’ agriculture ministers said after a meeting Tuesday to discuss NAFTA. “We’ve come together to acknowledge that by and large, NAFTA has been a favorable agreement for our three sectors in all three countries from an agricultural perspective. That is the… read more

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U.S. EXPORTS TO #MEXICO FALL

Tensions about #NAFTA are starting to cut into sales for farmers while they continue to struggle with low commodity prices and excess global supply. Over the first four months of 2017, Mexican imports of U.S. soybean meal dropped 15% – the first decrease for the period in four years, according to the USDA. Shipments for… read more

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