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Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on Friday, at a time when the future of NAFTA is facing increasing uncertainty. Canada sends around 75% of its goods exports...

Ford Reverses Plan, Announces Move to Mexico for Production of Electric Cars

Ford Motor Company has announced its line of electric cars will be assembled in Mexico rather than in its factory in Flat Rock, Michigan as originally planned. Operations will begin in 2020 in Cuatitlán, Mexico State. The company had initially said it would build the...

NAFTA Doubts Sees Surge In Central American Apparel Exports

Central American apparel exports are on the up thanks to rising US demand for high-performance synthetic activewear and ongoing uncertainty NAFTA uncertainty over Mexico's position in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Guatemala's apparel exports are set to rise 7.5% to just over $1.6bn...

NAFTA Unlikely To Hurt Mexico-U.S. Security Ties, But Election Might

(Reuters) - Mexico’s threats to weaken U.S. narcotics and migration co-operation if NAFTA dies are pure bluster, Mexican and U.S. officials say, with next year’s election posing a far greater challenge to future collaboration. Mexican officials have threatened to strike back if U.S. President Donald...

Op-Ed: “Pura Vida” as a means to development, Costa Rican style

By Lyal White, dailymaverick.co.za - October was a big month in Costa Rica. The country qualified for the 2018 Fifa World Cup finals in Russia for a fourth time in the last five Fifa World Cups. No mean feat for a country with less...

The Big Challenge of the NAFTA Renegotiations

After months of feverish lobbying by industry to save the 23-year-old pact, renegotiations of the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) begin today between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Canada is worried that Donald Trump will keep his protectionist promises, triggered by his election...

Mexican Companies Shows Their Nerves As NAFTA Renegotiations Near

Renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement begin today (August 16) between Mexico, the United States and Canada, with each of the countries’ major exports hanging in the balance. While it is true that not all companies risk major changes, such as tariffs that...

Trump Reiterates to Peña Nieto: Mexico Has To Pay For The Wall

One of the most anticipated meetings at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany — United States President Donald Trump with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto — took place this Friday, July 7. The meeting was actually scheduled prior to the official summit, which unites the 20 most powerful economies in the world. Trump discussed...

Nieto Promises Defending Mexico

(Q24N) Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto reaffirmed he will defend the interests of his country and a constructive agenda with the United States. The Mexican president said that his government will punctually set Mexico's position in the negotiation process that will define the bilateral relationship...

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