NYT – White House Is Said to Draft Plan for U.S. Break From Nafta

Watch any wrangling over NAFTA closely as the Administration’s priorities in that arena may shed light on the strategy they will pursue in the Asia Pacific.

April 26, 2017

‘President Trump is likely to sign an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a senior administration official, a move that would set the stage for renegotiating the deal with Canada and Mexico and fulfill one of Mr. Trump’s major campaign promises. In recent days, the White House has announced that it will impose tariffs on Canadian lumber and asserted that Canada has treated the American dairy industry unfairly.’

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