The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement includes a handful of protectionist measures that would likely slow the U.S. economy and harm American automakers.
Even if Trump's tariffs go away, the debilitating economic effects are likely to linger for years.
Congress was unlikely to approve Trump's NAFTA rewrite while those tariffs were in place.
A key senator issues the sort of binary, transactional choice that Trump seems to prefer. Will the POTUS listen?
And they'll cost more to buy
Protectionist policies produce negative results.
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Trump's best chance to enact the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement may have already passed.
Donald Trump is calling it a big win. That's overselling it.
Trump's new United States Mexico Canada Agreement mostly maintains the NAFTA status quo, but it sets new mandates for cars made in Mexico and Canada.
The president's destructive attack on free trade.
Canada holds the upper hand, as the Trump administration and Mexico rush to finalize new trade deal before Friday's critical deadline.
The protectionist impulses of America's northern neighbor are rising to the top.
The Donald is more like The Gipper on trade policy than you think. And not in a good way.
John Stossel says voluntary, free trade improves lives.
With friends like Trump, U.S. car makers don't need enemies.
The administration pushes harsh protectionist measures at the Montreal NAFTA talks.
Donald Trump's protectionist tariffs against Chinese aluminum will double the price of a very widely used product: aluminum foil.
Congress may have final say on the trade deal.
There will be no winners, only losers.
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Free trade makes everyone better off.
NAFTA just doesn't contain enough "progressive elements," according to the Trudeau administration.
Many of them echo old labor union and Democratic Party complaints about freer trade.
Trump threatened to withdraw from NAFTA to get Mexico and Canada to the table, but there's no clear goal for negotiations.
Not a nightmarish departure from it.
A Mexican senator will introduce a bill to end all corn imports from the U.S.
Trade attorney Scott Lincicome and The Art of Being Free author James Poulos join Matt Welch on The Dean Obeidallah Show
Hints at actual policy plans.
Without the GOP's help, NAFTA would never have passed