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Relief as ‘new Nafta’ is struck

The new deal between the US, Mexico and Canada received a mixed reception after many months of wrangling.

Mixed signals after victory of Mexico's longtime maverick

Early announcements by Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador have surprised even his supporters. 

Mexico’s Obrador presidency: the FDI implications

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has won Mexico’s presidential elections, ending almost three decades of centre-right technocratic administrations and, according to the latest polls, shifting the balance of power in Congress decisively to the left. Sebastian Shehadi reports on what analysts believe this will mean for FDI.

Mexico rules out uneven investment protection in new Nafta

If the US opt outs of the investment protection provisions granted under Nafta's Chapter 11, Mexico will follow suit as it will never accept asymmetries in the agreement, says finance minister Ildefonso Guajardo, going into a new round of talks in Washington. Jacopo Dettoni reports.

nafta's race

Nafta negotiators' race against time

Negotiators at the third round of North American Free Trade Agreement talks in Canada will have a tough job to cut a deal before Mexican elections and US mid-terms take place in 2018. Erika Morphy reports.

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Nuevo León governor takes Nafta battle to Trump

Jaime Rodríguez, the governor of Mexico’s northern industrial heartland of Nuevo León, tells Jacopo Dettoni about how his cabinet is trying to attract Asian investors to offset the consequences of any review of Nafta.

Dallas-Fort Worth mayors strengthen Canadian ties

With the renegotiation of Nafta looming large, the mayors of Dallas-Fort Worth are renewing and enhancing Canadian relationships with a trade visit to Toronto and Quebec. Erika Morphy reports.

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Mexico looks to Asia as Trump effect bites

With a possible review of Nafta around the corner and the war of words with US president Donald Trump showing no sign of abating, Mexico’s state officials and the national government are scrambling to strengthen ties with Asian investors, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

talking tough

Mexico deputy economy minister rules out trade restrictions in Nafta negotiations

Mexico will not accept US limitations in the form of tariffs or quantitative managed trade schemes, deputy economy minister Juan Carlos Baker tells Jacopo Dettoni. There might be room to review the rule of origin – but only if this strengthens regional value chains.  

US-Mexico trade tensions threaten US farmers

Mexico has responded to US president Donald Trump’s vow to dismantle Nafta by threatening legislation to stop imports of US corn. Timothy Conley reports.

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