Magazine November 13, 2017, Issue

What NAFTA Does

(Roman Genn)
Welcome to the continental shop floor

President Donald Trump has a thing about NAFTA. He doesn’t seem to know what’s in it — President Trump’s many public statements on the trade accord have not identified any substantive provision to which he objects — but he is sure that he hates it, that it is, in his tediously hyperbolic assessment, the “worst deal ever made.”

He has instructed his administration to renegotiate NAFTA, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has set about doing so incompetently, making absurd demands of Canada and Mexico to which they could not consent even if they were inclined to, inasmuch as those demands

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