U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM August 16, 2017 WASHINGTON — The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is off to a rocky start. The Trump administration lectured Canada and Mexico on the failures of the current agreement at an opening news...

Trump Talks Tough on Trade, but His Team Is Treading Lightly

By ALAN RAPPEPORT June 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal a “rape” of the United States. He has scolded Germany for being “very bad” on trade because it runs a surplus. And in...

Trump Sends Nafta Renegotiation Notice to Congress

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS May 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday gave Congress official notice that it plans to renegotiate Nafta, but provided only the vaguest of hints about modest changes President Trump would seek to an...

Economic Trends: What the Tea Leaves Tell Us About Trump’s Trade Agenda

Economic Trends By NEIL IRWIN May 12, 2017 The Trump administration trade agenda took a big leap forward Thursday when the president’s nominee for the job of lead negotiator was confirmed by the Senate. Now we will start to find out what the Trump...