NAFTA Updates
NAFTA renegotiations
  • Negotiators fail to finalize any new sections of agreement
  • Further talks set for Washington in Dec., Montreal in Jan.

The latest round of Nafta talks wrapped up without major breakthroughs, the latest signal talks have bogged down on controversial proposals from U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.

The North American Free Trade Agreement has increased San Diego’s competitiveness, with trade currently supporting an estimated 110,000 jobs in the region, the vice president for international business affairs of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, testified on Monday.

Paola Avila, who recently was named chair of the the Border Trade Alliance, a trade advocacy group, was among those speaking in favor of the treaty in San Antonio, Texas, before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness.

NAFTA is essential for USA

As the presidents of two border-state chambers of commerce, we know firsthand of the power of the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA is an indispensable component of our states’ economic prosperity.

Not surprisingly, our states’ international neighbors represent our largest trading partners. And for each of us, the other NAFTA partner country is our second-largest export market.

Canada in NAFTA

Rather than playing a weak hand during the latest round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Canada is in a much stronger position than most people realize, says Peter Hall.

Hall, the chief economist at Export Development Canada, was in Halifax on Monday to speak to local business leaders about the economy, the dollar and what might happen if the NAFTA talks fail.

NAFTA renegotiations

LIVE in San Diego and available via Zoom to anyone, anywhere. The event for Zoom starts at 4:30pm Pacific Time (US).

Since the inception of NAFTA on Jan 1, 1994, for the first time there is a serious discussion about the U.S.’s terms within the agreement. As the future of NAFTA is renegotiated and its historical impact debated, we will discuss the practical considerations for a business today that is active in importing/exporting within North America.


NAFTA manufacturing tour in Mexico

San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is currently being negotiated leaving some manufacturers unsure about the future of international trade. The good news is that medical device and aerospace manufacturers in Mexico have access to other international agreements and special tariff sections that don’t depend on NAFTA. Co-Production International (CPI) is hosting a special no-cost, one-day tour and educational forum to discuss NAFTA impact on Mexico while giving attendees a first-hand look at the booming Mexico manufacturing industries.

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