by | Jul 5, 2019

President Donald Trump likes to keep score. Well, here’s a score for him: America, zero, while the rest of the world keeps tallying up free trade points. That’s right: while American consumers have been waiting for well over a year…

by | May 2, 2019

The United States has been plagued with uncertainty ever since President Donald Trump started his trade disputes with many of our trading partners. From steel and aluminum tariffs to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and replacing it…

by | Apr 11, 2019

Trade agreements have been greatly successful at lowering trade barriers around the world. But they’re not without their flaws. Each agreement, in practice, tends to retain some counterproductive protectionist policies and may even export some bad policies. The United States-Mexico-Canada…

by | Oct 2, 2018

Say goodbye to NAFTA and hello to USCMA. The U.S. and Canada announced on Sunday night, hours before a Sept. 30 deadline to notify Congress, that they had reached a trade agreement. This comes weeks after the U.S. and Mexico…

by | Sep 5, 2018

Shortly after saying zero-tariff trade with the European Union isn’t good enough, President Trump told Congress to butt out of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. The United States and Mexico reached an agreement on some concessions on a…

by | Aug 28, 2018

The U.S. and Mexico reached some tentative agreements in their North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations Monday. Now it’s Canada’s time to join the party. Although President Trump has indicated a desire to sign bilateral deals with each of…

by | Aug 24, 2018

The trade war between the United States and China escalated Thursday with both countries implementing additional rounds of tariffs. The U.S. imposed tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of Chinese goods. Some 279 products are affected, including plastic…

by | Aug 8, 2018

It seems Canada and Mexico are playing off each other in negotiations with the United States for a new North America Free Trade Agreements (NAFTA), each fearing looking weak but both ultimately needing to cooperate to get a deal done….

by | Jul 4, 2018

Mexico’s president-elect doesn’t indicate he will be an impediment to plans to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between his country, the United States and Canada. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the first leftist to win the Mexican presidency…

by | Apr 11, 2018

As President Trump continues to close in on a revised NAFTA agreement, some conservative leaders are urging him to swing for the fences by including significant regulatory reform in the agreement. In order to stem the tide of economically damaging…

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