Trump’s NAFTA plans (and the impact on Canada) beginning to take shape

After denouncing NAFTA during his presidential campaign as the worst trade agreement ever signed by the United States, the President Donald Trump has been vague about specific objectives with regard to renegotiating the trade agreement. However, some indication of the U.S. administration’s priorities were revealed in a draft notification letter circulated by the U.S. trade representative’s office to members of Congress. The letter is ostensibly the start of the domestic legal process that the administration must go through to revamp NAFTA.The eight-page letter to Congress outlines the administration’s negotiating objectives. The consensus assessment of trade experts is that the draft

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