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  • US Senate appears to be delaying NAFTA clock starting till Lighthizer confirmed

    Reports in the specialist global trade press on March 22 indicated that the US Senate will not accept notice of the start of NAFTA renegotiations until President Trump’s US Trade Representative (USTR)  nominee, Robert Lighthizer, has been confirmed.

  • Trump Revolution continues, disagreements and all

    The Trump by the end of March began airing real plans that could result in new policies. In almost every case, later than planned, and never unanimous.

  • Media claim “White House civil war over trade”

    A March 10 article in the Financial Times, generally reflecting much other comment, claims US officials dealing with trade are engaged in a “civil war” with each other.

  • NAFTA: US undecided on renegotiation strategy and timetable

    On March 10, almost two months after the day Trump promised to leave NAFTA, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross revealed it had not yet decided its strategy.

  • Wilbur Ross, sceptical about border taxes, outlines priorities for NAFTA renegotiation

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, in a March 3 interview, offered insights into general trade priorities and his priorities for the NAFTA renegotiation.

  • US public support for NAFTA now stronger than opposition

    The Gallup organisation reported on February 24 that US public support for NAFTA in early 2017 was greater than opposition for only the second time in 20 years

  • Mexico says “we’ll quit NAFTA if Trump makes unreasonable demands”

    Mexico’s top trade negotiator said in an interview published on February 27 that he would walk away from the table if US negotiators threatened 20% duties on cars.

  • This isn’t a good time for developing new sourcing strategies

    The speed the sourcing environment’s changing, you’d think this is a good time for a new strategy. You’d be wrong.

  • Trump seems to be trying to break up NAFTA

    A possibly unscripted February 13 remark by Donald Trump might indicate he wants to break up NAFTA, not merely renegotiate it.

  • Wave of Mexican protectionism hits US retailers north and south of Border

    A wave of resentment at Donald Trump has led to a range of anti-American actions in Mexico, from boycotting Starbucks and encouraging the use of Mexican ingredients to discouraging cross-border shopping truips to US border towns.

  • Mexico begins 90 day consultation period over NAFTA renegotiaton

    Mexico expects formal talks to begin in May