The Trump administration formally launched NAFTA renegotiations — here’s what you need to know

Source: Elena Holodny, Business Insider, May 18, 2017

The Trump administration on Thursday formally launched efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada….

…..With the trade agreement now up in the air, we put together a guide to everything NAFTA — past, present, and future…..
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Source: Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, May 18, 2017

….Trump’s conflicts of interest and self-dealing opportunities with NAFTA renegotiation are not hypothetical; the sprawling Trump business empire has 14 Canadian and two Mexican investments. Some of Trump’s clothing line is made in Mexico. Trump won’t divest his business holdings or release his tax returns, so unless he reveals his full Mexican and Canadian business dealings, we won’t even know in whose interest these NAFTA talks are being conducted.

Trump’s broken promises on trade are piling up. Instead of punishing firms that offshore American jobs, he has awarded United Technologies 15 lucrative new government contracts even after they proceeded to offshore 1,200 of their 2,000 Indiana Carrier jobs. Instead of enacting the promised “get tough on China” trade policy, he flip-flopped on his pledge to declare China a currency manipulator on Day One and has done nothing to counter our massive $347 billion China trade deficit…..