July 2017 Monthly Article – NAFTA Renegotiation Points

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In a July 17 press release, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the first rounds for the renegotiation of the twenty-three-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will take place in Washington, D.C., from August 16 to 20, 2017. According to the communiqué, “John Melle, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, will […]

June 2017 Monthly Article – Researching NAFTA

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On May 18, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formerly notified Congress that he would be renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with partners Mexico and Canada. With this notice, the administration can begin renegotiations after 90 days. Even though the overwhelming majority of economists tout the value of international trade […]

May 2017 Monthly Article – US China Trade Deal

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On May 11, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a new U.S.- China trade agreement. However, the new deal is not a sweeping general trade agreement – it only targets select sectors. Many of the points in the agreement have been discussed in ongoing negotiations that precede the Trump administration. Much detail still must be […]