So, exactly what is Trump’s new Nafta deal?

Umm, to rename it? There’s no news of anything other than very marginal changes, is there?

4 thoughts on “So, exactly what is Trump’s new Nafta deal?”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    Does it matter? This is politics, he said he’d do something, this is something and now he can throw some red meat to his base.

  2. I beg to differ:

    “In order for Canada to join the U.S. Mexico deal they would need to:

    (1) eliminate soft-wood subsidies in the lumber sector;
    (2) eliminate protectionist tariffs in the AG (Dairy) sector;
    (3) accept the 75% rules of origin, eliminating the NAFTA loophole;
    (4) agree to the enforcement mechanisms for all the above;
    (5) allow U.S. banks to operate in Canada (financial sector).
    Each of these five issues, now locked-in and agreed by the U.S. and Mexico are “take-it-or-leave-it” terms for Canada to join. There’s almost no-way, given the politicization of the Canadian plan, for Justin and Chrystia to agree to those terms and keep their fragmented political support base appeased.“


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