MAKING NAFTA BETTER BY INTEGRATING TPP

Donald Trump’s administration says it is sticking with its campaign promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Indeed, Trump has now reiterated his intention to invoke the procedures for renegotiating Nafta soon (within “the next two weeks”), triggering a 90-day consultation period…

USA TRADE WITH MEXICO IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER

  BY:  Alfredo Corchado          From:  Dallas Morning News MEXICO CITY — Mexican and U.S. business leaders are quietly strengthening coalitions from America’s heartland to North Texas to persuade a skeptical Donald J. Trump to maintain strong  ties between the two countries.  The president-elect has sent ambiguous signals…

NAPOLITANO; FOCUS ON BORDER BACKUPS. NOT WALLS

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Political calls for more walls and policing at the U.S.-Mexico border are a “straw man” designed to defeat immigration reform, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. Napolitano said in an interview with The Associated Press that…

CHINA AND MEXICO BEGIN GOOD TRADE RELATIONS

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 11 — The relationship between China and Mexico is at its bestmoment in history, Chinese Ambassador to Mexico Qiu Xiaoqi said Tuesday. In Latin America, Mexico is a major partner to China in the political and commercial fields,Qiu said in an interview with Xinhua On Feb. 14, 1972, the two countries established diplomatic ties with bilateral trade totalling13 million U.S. dollars that year, recalled Qiu, adding bilateral trade value reached 40billion dollars in 2013. At present, the strong bond between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Mexican PresidentEnrique Pena Nieto facilitates the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields,said the ambassador. “The two presidents signed a series of agreements and major deals to promote trade andinvestment between both sides.” The commercial area stands out in bilateral relations, said the Chinese ambassador, addinghe hopes other areas such as tourism would be promoted in the future. “Mexico is one of the most important tourist destinations for Chinese citizens. We nowneed to work together to remove some obstacles in procedures, creating moreopportunities in the processing of visas for travelers, which will benefit Mexico and China,”he said. China and Mexico signed a very important agreement in June 2013 to export to Chinatequila, which is a very typical and wonderful drink of Mexico, he said. Investments between China and Mexico will grow rapidly in the following years as bothcountries are working hard to establish a working group to promote investment andbilateral cooperation in such fields as energy, finance, infrastructure and natural resources. “I visited many states in order to promote Chinese investment in Mexico and Mexicaninvestment in China,” said Qiu. As the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countriesis approaching, “we have to work harder to strengthen our relations and cooperation,” theambassador added. (Editor:DuMingming、Yan Meng)

NAFTA AND IT BRIGHT FUTURE. TWENTY YEARS LATER

  By Marc Lanthemann   Marc Lanthemann, a geopolitical analyst at Stratfor.  The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade deal was a…

U.S. LOOKING TO STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS IN MEXICO

By ALFREDO CORCHADO THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Mexico Bureau acorchado@dallasnews.com Published: 16 November 2013 09:50 PM Updated: 16 November 2013 10:30 PM   WASHINGTON — Future U.S. security cooperation with Mexico should be focused on strengthening judicial institutions and communities, the Obama administration’s top official on Latin…

TOP 5 REASON THE U.S./MEXICO BORDER IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR ECONOMY

1. U.S.-Mexico trade surpasses $1 billion every day, with the vast majority of bilateral commerce crossing our land border. Mexico is the second largest destination of U.S. goods and services after Canada. In 2012, U.S. exports to Mexico totaled $216 billion—more than U.S. exports to…

THANK YOU NAFTA

  By:  Perry B. Newman/Atlantica Group/The Forecaster     Yes, you read that right.   While it’s old hat, if not a broken record, to deride NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement (remember Ross Perot and the “giant sucking sound?”) much good continues to emerge…