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Trump Talks Tough on Trade, but His Team Is Treading Lightly - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal a “rape” of the United States. He has scolded Germany for being “very bad” on trade because it runs a surplus. And in April he said that he was “psyched” to terminate the North ...and more »

Wilbur Ross and the sugar barons: How a Mexican trade deal got sticky - Financial Times

The description reads like a Caribbean jet-set fantasy. By night there was dancing with actor George Hamilton and alfresco dinners at the local outpost of Le Cirque. By day there were boat trips to deserted beaches with Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia ...and more »

Watch Wilbur Ross talk about NAFTA and Trump's trade policy - CNBC

[The stream is slated to start at 3:30 p.m., ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is set to talk about President Donald Trump's trade policy on Wednesday afternoon. Ross is expected ...and more »

It already looks like we're going to blow the new NAFTA deal - Business Insider

On Wednesday the Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross said that the department will impose penalties on Canadian lumber and Mexican sugar if the US is unable to come to a settlement with those countries over alleged trade violations. This is bad ...and more »

At Pro-Trade Think Tank, Wilbur Ross Soothes Business Fears Over NAFTA Talks - HuffPost

Parts of the scuttled Trans-Pacific Partnership will be a “starting point,” the commerce secretary said. By Daniel Marans. WASHINGTON ― Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that a commitment to “do no harm” would guide efforts to renegotiate the North ...and more »

Trump team: NAFTA talks can start August 16 - CNNMoney

Start the countdown: President Trump's team can officially start trade talks with Canada and Mexico on August 16 to renegotiate NAFTA. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made that point Wednesday. "That's when the formal negotiations can get going ...and more »

Mexico Hopes to Strengthen NAFTA, but Faces Two Tests: Trump and Time - World Politics Review

MEXICO CITY — The lengthy and tumultuous prelude to talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada over the North American Free Trade Agreement has in many ways epitomized the chaos and contradictions of Donald Trump's presidency. Trump has ...and more »

Ross pledges NAFTA renegotiation will 'do no harm' to US exports - Agri-Pulse

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2017 – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he's anxious to move quickly on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, stressing that his goal is to “do no harm” to exports of U.S. farm commodities and other goods to ...and more »

NAFTA talks ideally wrapped up before 2018, US and Mexican officials say -

Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday there are "incentives" to wrap up the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the end of the year due to upcoming elections in the United States and Mexico. "The ...and more »

Sea-Doo maker BRP expands in Mexico as Trump eases NAFTA rhetoric - The Globe and Mail

Canada's BRP Inc. is charging ahead with expanding Mexican output of its Sea-Doo watercraft and other sport vehicles, encouraged by U.S. President Donald Trump's relaxed rhetoric over the North American Free Trade Agreement. "We were a little bit ...and more »