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Mexico Could Emerge as a Surprise Winner if NAFTA Retooling Works Out

Posted May 08, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Javier E. David & Dawn Kissi – CNBC)

Amid President Donald Trump’s tough-sounding talk about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, economists and other observers have debated how potential changes could impact the U.S. economy.

Less scrutinized is how Mexico, the United States’ third-largest trading partner and a frequent target of Trump’s broadsides on trade and immigration, might be affected by adjustments to the decades-old trade agreement.

At least a few economists are outlining scenarios in which Mexico could emerge as an unlikely winner in the brewing debate. The discussion takes place against a backdrop of Mexican growth that’s less than stellar, but has beaten some of the more dire predictions about how the country could fare as the Trump era takes shape. Click here to read more.

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