US Trade Representative releases objectives towards NAFTA 2.0

On Monday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announced the Administration’s intention to renegotiate NAFTA which has been in effect for 25 years.

Since Lighthizer notified Congress of the renegotiation, USTR has been conducting extensive consultations with Congress, stakeholders, and the public at large. President Trump is listening.

The Trump Administration has held dozens of meetings to solicit advice and input. In addition, USTR sought public comments and received more than 12,000 responses, many of them canned robo, responses from the John Birch Society and other wingnuts. Finally, USTR held three days of public hearings on the negotiations and heard from more than 140 witnesses, who provided testimony on a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing, services, and digital trade.

All in all, the release talks in generalities, not specifics. Nothing in it about Cross Border Trucking although some of the objectives may be camouflage for repealing cross border privileges as opponents would like to see. I don’t think that’s the case, just yet.

You can read the SUMMARY OF OBJECTIVES FOR THE NAFTA REORGANIZATION by clicking on the title.

 

 

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