Thursday, August 30, 2018

The risks to Trump's NAFTA gambit

There has been a lot of excitement over a possible breakthrough on NAFTA based on a handshake agreement between the United States and Mexico. The White House has also positioned the deal as a take-it-or-leave-it offer to Canada to join the agreement by Friday, which has also raised the anticipation level on the prospect that trade tensions are going to ease.

However, I would characterize the US-Mexico deal as a useful step towards a comprehensive NAFTA agreement, but the characterization that a deal as imminent is a high risk strategy for Trump that may backfire on him.

Here are the main risks to a comprehensive agreement.

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