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Andrew Mayeda

Mexico Shows Willingness to Compromise With U.S. on Nafta Review

Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Mexico is willing to review the North American Free Trade Agreement every five years, accepting part of a U.S. proposal, while insisting that there must not be any clause that would lead to automatic termination of the deal.

Ross Sees No China Deal on IP, Tech Transfer During Trump Visit

The U.S. and China will probably announce some “decent deliverables” when Donald Trump visits the country next month, but it will take longer to resolve complex issues like intellectual property rights and forced technology transfers, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

Nafta Deadlock Dashes Hopes for a Quick Deal

Nafta talks are switching gears and slowing down as key obstacles emerge, with Canada and Mexico rejecting what they see as hard-line U.S. proposals and negotiators exchanging their strongest public barbs yet.

U.S. Demands Steel Tracking in Tough Nafta Push on Autos

The U.S. has delivered one of its most high-profile Nafta demands, proposing to boost how much American and regional content must be in cars and trucks to qualify for duty-free access under the pact, according to an official.

U.S. Offers Proposal That Could Kill Nafta in 5 Years

U.S. negotiators on Wednesday presented a proposal for a so-called “sunset clause” that would see the North American Free Trade Agreement expire after five years unless the parties can agree to extend it, according to two people familiar with the talks.

The IMF Channels Bernie Sanders on Taxes

The International Monetary Fund spent decades telling the world’s governments how to run their economies on an American-inspired blueprint that became known as the Washington Consensus.

U.S. Wins South Korea's Agreement to Amend Free-Trade Deal

The U.S. has won South Korea’s agreement to amend their trade deal, overcoming previous reluctance to change the five-year-old pact, which the Trump administration blames for increasing its trade deficit particularly for vehicles.

Ross: It's ‘Sad’ CEOs Like Musk Abandoned Trump

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said it’s “sad” that U.S. business leaders who left White House advisory panels over one issue lost their chance to shape policy -- especially given that many of them like Tesla’s Elon Musk weren’t Trump supporters in the first place.

U.S. Adopts Combative Tone as Talks Begin on Revamped Nafta

President Donald Trump isn’t looking for a “mere tweaking” of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and will be seeking a major overhaul to a deal he believes has failed Americans, Trump’s top trade official said as talks began with Mexico and Canada to revamp the accord.

Trump Is Ready to Turn Up the Heat on China Over IP Transfers

President Donald Trump is stepping up pressure on China over what the U.S. perceives to be the theft of intellectual property, opening a new front of trade friction even as the world’s largest economies try to work together to contain North Korea’s nuclear threat.

Trump May Toughen Trade Threats on China

President Donald Trump’s administration may be on the verge of ramping up its threats against China on trade. If the talk ever turns to action, there could be troubling consequences for the global economy.

U.K.'s Fox Acknowledges Hard to Strike EU Trade Deal by 2019

Trade Secretary Liam Fox acknowledged it will be a stretch for Britain to negotiate a new trading relationship with the European Union by the time of their 2019 divorce in another sign that the U.K. government will seek a post-Brexit transitional period.

U.S. Says It Aims to Cut Trade Deficits Through Nafta Revamp

President Donald Trump said the U.S. wants to reduce trade imbalances with Mexico and Canada and boost exports of everything from farm goods to financial services as it prepares to kick off talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Collins Says Waiting for CBO Score to Decide on Health Vote

A key moderate Republican senator said on Sunday she’s waiting for a Congressional Budget Office score to finalize her position on the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, and that she has concerns about the measure’s impact on older and rural Americans.