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Nafta's Dead. Long Live Nafta. A Look at Likely Outcomes

  • Pro-trade lawmakers in Congress could try to block withdrawal
  • Negotiations could continue even after Trump gives notice
Bloomberg business news
Bloomberg’s Josh Wingrove reports on the lack of progress on Nafta.Source: Bloomberg
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Markets shuddered on signs the U.S. may be preparing to withdraw from Nafta. But even if President Donald Trump serves notice of a pullout, the trade deal could survive.

Under the accord, the U.S., Canada or Mexico can withdraw after giving six-months’ notice. Scant progress has been made on the thorniest issues ahead of the sixth round this month in Montreal, fueling speculation Trump will follow through on his threat to walk away.