The ninth round of NAFTA negotiations kicked off last week in Washington, D.C., in a frantic race against time.
NAFTA negotiations will get even more complicated as they approach Mexico’s presidential campaigns, which kick off in late March.
U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro and former Ambassador Antonio Garza said political discourse about immigration has shifted in the last 20 years to a harsher tone.
This is a story about an administration that sees no political benefit in negotiating NAFTA in good faith, and doesn’t value economic reality.
But San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg brought the current trilateral trade talks home by pointing out the almost 200,000 local jobs that are at stake.
With numerous issues left unresolved after the second round of talks, many will look for word that this session reached a positive turning point.
With NAFTA negotiations beginning in D.C. last week, the big question may not just be what a new deal includes, but whether it will clear political hurdles.
Along the U.S.-Mexico border, a wall may soon be going up and companies are building liquefied natural gas export terminals in the Port of Brownsville.
Over the past few weeks, there has been some great news coming out of Mexico’s energy sector.
By early fall, negotiators from all three countries will sit down to hash out the details, with the goal of wrapping up the negotiations in early 2018.