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Category Archives: North American Free Trade Agreement

SHTFplan: NAFTA 2.0: Free Trade or Central Planning?

Prepare yourself. Buy physical silver and storable food. This article was originally published by Ron Paul at the Ron Paul Institute Last week the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Sadly, instead of replacing NAFTA’s managed trade with true […]

NAFTA Talks Heat Up As Trump Administration Takes Aggressive Stance On Autos

Trump’s NAFTA negotiators in recent days put forth a string of bold proposals on everything from auto rules of origin, a sunset clause, government procurement, and gutting dispute panels seen by the other nations as core to the pact. The moves were long-signaled, as was Canadian and Mexican opposition to them, but with a more […]

US Proposes “Sunset Clause” That Would Kill NAFTA After 5 Years

After President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US would be open to striking bilateral trade agreements with Mexico and Canada if the three neighbors can’t come to an agreement on Nafta, Bloomberg is reporting the administration's negotiators have proposed a “sunset clause” that would see the North American Free Trade Agreement expire after five […]

And The Worst-Performing Currency Since Trump’s Election Is…

Putting aside the hyperinflationary collapse of Venezuela’s black market Bolivar, the Mexican Peso continues to languish since Donald Trump was elected President in Nov 2016 as trade wars and border wall discussion weigh the currency down. As Bloomberg notes, the Mexican peso’s more than 15% rally since Donald Trump took his oath of office and softened […]

Stocks Dazed After Trump NAFTA Flop, Tax Plan Disappointment; ECB Looms

European shares are lower, pressured by disappointing results by Deutsche Bank and ending a six-session gain, as Asian equities and S&P futures were little changed after a record-setting rally in world stocks which pushed the MSCI World index to over $50 trillion yesterday, fizzled after Trump released unconvincing tax cut plans prompting traders to “sell […]

Peso Plunges As White House Plans NAFTA Withdrawal Executive Order

The Mexican Peso is tumbling (and Loonie extending yesterday's timber-tariff-driven losses), as Politico reports, the Trump administration is considering an executive order on withdrawing the U.S. from NAFTA, according to two White House officials. Politico reports that a draft order has been submitted for the final stages of review and could be unveiled late this […]

Trump: “I Don’t Fear A Trade War With Canada”

While Trump tried to downplay concerns about a trade with with Canada, after his administration slapped tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, he may have succeeded in fanning the flames when on Tuesday Trump told reporters that “No,” he does not fear a trade war with Canada adding “they have a tremendous surplus with the United […]

An Angry Canada Responds To Trump’s Lumber Tariff… And What It Means For The Economy

After last night’s announcement of ~20% tariffs on softwood lumber imported from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lashed out at the Trump administration saying the U.S. could suffer from a “thickening” border as trade tensions between the two countries escalated, sending the Canadian currency to a 14 month low. As a reminder, the United States […]

American Jobs Once Again Flowing Into Mexico After Brief, Trump-Induced Pause

After Ford scrapped plans for a new facility in Mexico and continues to flood the White House with press releases detailing normal course capital expenditures to be made on domestic plants, investments that would have been made irrespective of their outsourcing ambitions, it seems as though economics are making a comeback in  guiding the capital […]

Trump To Sign Executive Orders Seeking To “Halt Trade Abuses”, Boost Collection Of Duties

In a reminder that Donald Trump’s trade policies – at least as he represented in the past, before surrounding himself with ex-Goldman globalists – are largely protectionist, on Friday, the US President will sign executive orders aimed at “identifying abuses” that are causing “massive U.S. trade deficits” and clamp down on non-payment of anti-dumping and […]