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NAFTA Discussions Continue with Focus on the Automotive Sector

Ongoing NAFTA discussions resumed today, with a continued focus on the automotive sector. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo today,  told the media that she believes strongly that the rules of origin for autos in the highly integrated industry lie at the heart of the negotiations. Rules of Origin for Autos Freeland predicts that the parties getting these rules… Read More

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Economic Discussions Conclude at Davos: What is the Prognosis for NAFTA and the TPP?

The World Economic Forum took place this week in Davos, Switzerland. Global business and political elite gathered to set the agenda for international commerce. The theme of this year’s forum was “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World” Canada’s Agenda In a speech to Davos delegates, Prime Minister Trudeau noted that Canada is working hard to “make sure ‘our neighbour to the south’ realizes that protecting NAFTA is in everyone’s best interests”. In a… Read More

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NAFTA

Life After NAFTA: Some Predictions

The fifth round of NAFTA negotiations finished in Mexico City last week. At the end of the talks, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, stated that several stumbling blocks remained in the ongoing talks, including the U.S’ continued insistence on a five-year sunset clause and stiffer content rules for the auto sector. With major differences remaining unresolved, there is doubt as to whether a deal can be reached by the end of March 2018 as… Read More

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NAFTA

NAFTA Negotiations Resume This Week for Fifth Round of Talks

After a month away from the negotiating table, NAFTA talks resumed this week for the fifth round of deliberations. The most recent round began today in Mexico City and was focused on technical discussions, with more fulsome negotiations to begin Friday and last until November 21st. This session is expected to review smaller elements of NAFTA but leave the most high-profile and contentious U.S. demands for later rounds. For the first time, no Cabinet-level… Read More