Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, and Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarrea, deliver statements to the media during the sixth round of negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement in Montreal in January 2018.
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Donald Trump has described NAFTA as the worst trade deal ever signed by the United States. As NAFTA talks continue, here's what Canada and Mexico can do if the unthinkable happens.
Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto.
The North American Free Trade Agreement forced Mexico into a crisis that turned into an opportunity. Could the same happen again?
Trump has promised to put ‘America first’ to make it great again.
The movement against globalisation has shifted from developing to developed countries.
Bill Clinton and Donald Trump share an awkward anniversary.
Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in big trouble. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen here meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in February 2017.
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Instead of treating the Trump administration as a campaign adversary, Canada needs to start working with the United States to renegotiate a NAFTA that serves both countries, not regimes like China.
At least one economist worries we’ll be mostly poorer.
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We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
Donald Trump says cheap Mexican labor is hurting American workers. But isn’t it also hurting Mexican workers?
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Trump has attacked NAFTA, saying that cheap, under-regulated Mexican labor hurts American workers. If he's right, then NAFTA negotiations could be a chance to push Mexico on workers' rights.
We don’t know for sure if any of these things could happen, but if they do we’re in for a wild ride in 2018.
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Any number of implicit and explicit deadlines make 2018 look like a more eventful year than most.
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Italy in May at a G7 summit. Trump has crowed about a “very quick” U.S.-U.K. trade deal.
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Donald Trump views himself as a deal-maker, so the prospect of a "quick" trade deal between the U.K. and the U.S. seems unlikely, despite the American president's earlier optimism.
Trump will soon learn the costs of going it alone on trade.
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American lawmakers in the 1930s learned the hard way what happens when a country raises tariffs and makes other unilateral trade decisions.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, in Huntsville, Ala., on Sept. 22.
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Precisely because of his problems at home, Donald Trump wants to do more abroad – possibly with disastrous results. How can those who know foreign policy rein him in?
A trade official from the United States walks past a sign Monday where Canadian, American and Mexican officials are holding North American free trade talks in Ottawa.
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There's been a lot of rhetoric in the air about the fate of NAFTA, especially from the U.S. president. But its demise is extremely unlikely.
Never mind NAFTA -- Canada's quiet efforts to boost trade with China should be ringing alarm bells given Chinese human rights abuses, and raises questions about whether Beijing has demanded secrecy.
The Constitution may burst Trump’s threat to withdraw from NAFTA.
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As the Trump team begins renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, a key plank in its strategy – a threat to withdraw – may be a hollow one.
Head to head.
The US wants rid of NAFTA's dispute settlement mechanism but for Canada it's a red line issue.
U.S. President Donald Trump enjoys some time in the cab of a mover truck parked at the White House in March when truckers and industry CEOs came for a discussion on health care.
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Mexico has traditionally been NAFTA's biggest loser. But Canada is at risk if the U.S. gets its way in removing a dispute settlement mechanism from the deal in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.
The Canadian lobster industry is now valued at over $1 billion, double what it was in 2010.
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Lobster used to be a poor man's meal. Now it's the darling of foodies, and Canada's lobster producers are poised to cash in on sales to the European Union thanks to CETA.
Chrysler auto assembly workers work on the line assembling Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in Detroit, Michigan.
The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.
Trump has made some big promises on trade.
The Trump administration has outlined its plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Did the TPP die - or is it now a zombie?
NAFTA renegotiations may see provisions from the Trans-Pacific Partnership revive like zombies. We must remember their failures - on income inequality, labour and environmental protection.