Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

Kim Nossal: The Name Game - Out with NAFTA, in with the USMCA  

Monday, 1 October 2018
OPENCANADA.org

As the details of the new North American trade agreement roll out, we should not be surprised that at the end of the day, it all came down to the name. 

For we already knew that US President Donald Trump knows nothing about the actual details of America’s trade agreements, and cares even less. We already knew that the president came to office in 2017 with a completely closed mind on trade. ...all Trump seems to know for sure is that the deficits in merchandise trade are always and automatically bad, and that all existing trade agreements, particularly multilateral agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), that produce such deficits are therefore likewise always bad.

To read the full article go to: https://www.opencanada.org/features/name-game-out-nafta-usmca/

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