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NAFTA Dilemma: Will Trump Administration Seek Broad Deal or Quick Resolution?

Posted May 04, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)

The Trump administration will soon be forced to choose between two contrasting goals it has articulated for upgrading NAFTA, a fast-approaching dilemma over which of those objectives it truly prizes: A vast deal or a fast deal.

Detailed statements over the last week have been overshadowed by the intrigue swirling around U.S. President Donald Trump’s brief flirtation with the idea of blowing up the continental trade pact by way of executive order.

But the administration has dropped substantive clues about two priorities for the upcoming overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement, through its point man on the upcoming talks, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Click here to read more.

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