Keyword:NAFTA

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Downgrading or Upgrading NAFTA?
NAFTA’s economic pros and cons in a nutshell


Negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement will go into the third round this weekend (23-27 September) in Ottawa. In the talks, which are always burdened by critical statements and Twitter messages from US President Donald Trump, however, all options still seem to be on the table. Both a successful modernization of the trade deal as well as a complete failure of the negotiations and a possible withdrawal from NAFTA are conceivable. More ...

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Presidential Powers and International Trade: How Far Can Trump Go?
An array of tools could spell challenges for the international community


Many were struck by the ease by which the new US President could just undo several years of hard negotiation and knock-out one of the potentially biggest free trade agreements in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from coming into existence. Keeping this in mind, it seems worthwhile to take a closer look at what powers on trade the President actually has – and at the checks and balances in place. More ...

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FTAs in the 21st Century & the “Domino Effect”


The fall and breakup of the Soviet Union opened a new era of Free Trade Agreements. But was the opening up of former communist ruled markets the only reason for the dramatic increase in FTAs during the 90's? More ...