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Economics International

The end of NAFTA? Perspectives from Mexico, Canada, and the US

24 years ago, on the 1st of January 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Mexico, the United States, and Canada came into force superseding the former Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 3-9 June 2018

The G7 meets in Canada as EU and North America struggle with US tariffs. Swiss monetary referendum potentially complicates markets. New Spanish government grapples with nationalist challenges. All in The

Economics North America

Opportunity slips away as disagreements over NAFTA continue

President Donald Trump will face major decisions around trade in 2018, especially with regard to the 24-year old North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA).

Economics North America

NAFTA 2.0 negotiations: Why Trump may back off

After six rounds of talks in 2017 between Canada, Mexico and the United States to renegotiate NAFTA, parties still appear far from consensus.

Economics North America

NAFTA e-commerce limits likely to rise, but at what cost?

Proposed changes are inevitable, but could put many traditional retailers out of business, creating a complex political decision for NAFTA leaders.

International Natural resources and energy

How the drive for North American energy independence could save NAFTA

The energy sector has frequently been cited as a potential area of agreement and cooperation that would bolster NAFTA in the long-term.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Iraqi Kurds and Catalans vote on independence. NAFTA negotiations enter round three. Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Venezuela shifts exchange rate. Norway votes. Canada hosts climate summit. Juncker gives State of the European Union speech. All in The Week Ahead.

North America Politics

Trump’s burn book: NAFTA negotiations will only extend Chinese influence in the Americas

Trump once labelled NAFTA, “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere”. This month, he unveiled the NAFTA negotiating agenda, providing a template for trade negotiations yet to occur with other countries – such as China, Germany, and Japan. With an emphasis on tackling tax systems and removing barriers to the US agriculture and manufacturing industries, Asian negotiators will be watching closely.

Economics International

Universal basic income: Can it work?

The fear of rising unemployment has many economists and policymakers worried how a displaced labor force will survive on income alone.