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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 »

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 »

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

WASHINGTON ― Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that a commitment to “do no harm” would guide efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and that elements of the now-defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership would serve as a ...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 »

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 »

US commerce chief Wilbur Ross says the hope is to finish NAFTA talks by early January - Financial Post

WASHINGTON — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the best window to complete the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is by early January, well before Mexico's general elections and U.S. congressional elections ...and more »

Modernizing NAFTA Presents a Unique Opportunity to Reshape the Global Regulatory and Policy Landscape: Former ... - Lexology

On May 18, new United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced the Administration's intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signaling the start of the required 90-day period of formal consultations ...and more »

Sen. Jeff Flake tries to counter President Donald Trump's NAFTA bashing -

With President Donald Trump calling NAFTA “one of the worst deals ever” and preparing to renegotiate the pact, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake is trying to build a counter narrative on the trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. Flake this week launched an ...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 »

Mexico: the potential of its automotive powerhouse - The Corner Economic

The White House National Trade Council director, professor Peter Navarro, has said he is in favour of creating a powerhouse between the US, Canada and Mexico based on – presumably amongst other things – revising the original NAFTA regulations and ...and more »