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Nafta Deadlock Forces Ministers to Extend Talks Into 2018

BloombergPolitics Oct 17, 2017 By Eric Martin, Josh Wingrove, and Andrew Mayeda Nafta talks are switching gears and slowing down as key obstacles emerge, with Canada and Mexico rejecting what they see as hard-line U.S. proposals and negotiators exchanging their strongest public barbs yet. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and […]

Grim reality of NAFTA talks sets in after tough U.S. demands

Reuters Oct. 14, 2017 By Dave Graham, David Lawder Negotiators from Canada and Mexico grappled with U.S. demands to drastically alter the North American Free Trade Agreement on Saturday, as talks over renewal of the pact vilified by President Donald Trump ran through a fourth straight day. Some downcast participants said the demands, unveiled this […]

NAFTA modernization should improve, not destroy, the pact

The Hill Oct. 13, 2017 By Matthew Shay Canada, Mexico and the United States are holding the fourth round of negotiations on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Most agree that this will be a critical round as most, if not all, of the proposals to modernize the agreement will be put on the […]

All about the Jones Act, an obscure shipping law that’s stalling Puerto Rico’s recovery

The Washington Post Sept. 27 2017 By Amber Phillips In the wake of Hurricane Maria, pretty much the entire island of Puerto Rico is dark, hot and running out of supplies — quickly. Because it’s an island, many lifesaving supplies will arrive by boat. But Puerto Rico has to wait until American boats can reach […]

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