IN DEFENSE OF NAFTA

In Defense of Nafta Taken from Bloomberg.net By The Editors The fate of America’s most important free-trade agreement this century has become caught in a debate over its most important free-trade agreement of the last century. When opponents of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership say the…

NAFTA TRADE UP IN MAY

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said this week that trade using all forms of freight transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico rose 1.8 percent annually in May to…

ANOTHER TRADE WAR IN THE HORIZON

MEXICO CITY | Fri Jun 7, 2013 9:59pm EDT   (Reuters) – Mexico’s Economy Ministry said on Friday it was considering suspending preferential trade tariffs with the United States for a variety of products in a simmering dispute over meat labeling.   The disagreement stems from a 2009 U.S. requirement…

NAFTA SUMMIT

The top leaders of the U.S., Canada and Mexico hold a trilateral North American Leaders’ Summit at the White House today to thrash out conflicts in energy and regulations to boost economic competitiveness and increase jobs. President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister Stephen Harper of…

CARGO THEFT WORRIES CANADIAN AND U.S. CARRIERS

Last week at a truck stop in Indiana, a driver was taking a break and came out to find his truck, filled with $2 million worth of RIM Playbooks, had been stolen from the lot. Two weeks ago, while a driver was having his morning…

U.S. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN PROVISION HARM AGRICULTURAL COMMERCE

(Bloomberg) — The World Trade Organization judges ruled on Friday that U.S. country-of-origin labeling provisions violate global trade rules and unjustly harm agricultural commerce. The ruling backed claims by Canada and Mexico in 2008 that the provisions, which apply to beef, pork and chicken as…