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Despite Trump Tweets, NAFTA Talks Moving Along Quite Nicely

Posted August 31, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Bill Tomson – AgriPulse)

Discounting President Donald Trump’s repeated negative comments – whether in speeches or tweets – the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is moving quickly, positively and without animosity, according to ag sector and government sources.

“We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada. Both being very difficult, may have to terminate?”

That was a Sunday morning Tweet by Trump, but it left officials involved in the negotiations scratching their heads.

Negotiators are all on an accelerated schedule to try to wrap up the overhaul of the massive trade pact between the U.S., Canada and Mexico by the end of the year in an unprecedented seven rounds. Sources say so far, so good. Click here to read more.

Related: If Trump Triggers a Withdrawal from NAFTA, We Walk: Mexico (CP)