The Trump administration said Monday it had reached a new, 16-year trade deal with Mexico, setting in motion a rapid chain of events that could redraw the world’s largest trade agreement.
Hopes for quickly resuming Nafta talks following Mexico’s election earlier this month may prove unrealistic due to scheduling conflicts for the top negotiators, according to three people familiar with the negotiations.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged the closest thing to a filibuster in the chamber on Wednesday as she spoke for more than eight consecutive hours, setting a House record as she demanded a commitment from Republicans to vote on an immigration-reform bill.
Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will restart on July 26 in Washington, said Mexico's Economy Minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, on Wednesday.
President Enrique Peña Nieto and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel celebrated the agreement reached this weekend between Mexico and the European Union regarding the Free Trade Agreement.
Officials opened a key round of negotiations to modernize NAFTA on Tuesday amidst optimistic signs, as U.S. President Donald Trump said the talks were going “pretty well” and Canada’s chief negotiator said he had high hopes for progress.