Tradelines News

Get the latest news and updates on cross-border customs and international trade.

NAFTA Talks Go Into Their Seventh Round; Canada Isn’t Optimistic

Posted February 26, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Joel Baglole – Washington Post)

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the United States this month, he didn’t go to the White House. Instead, he visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where he was presented with pages of the original Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, signed by President Ronald Reagan 30 years ago.

“If trade between Canada and the U.S. is a bad idea, then there are no good ideas,” Trudeau said in a speech at the library in Simi Valley, Calif.

His U.S. trade tour came just weeks before the seventh round of negotiations, which began Sunday in Mexico City, to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA — the successor to the deal signed by Reagan and the one that President Trump has called “the worst trade deal ever made.” Click here to read more.

Related: NAFTA Negotiators Dig In For Long Haul (Bloomberg)