Where are we with NAFTA?

Are negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  a chance to boost the competitiveness of U.S. companies in Canada and Mexico?

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I think that the quickest way to stop the rampant outsourcing of American jobs is to tax corporate profits regardless of where they are made.

 

 

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I can see that President Trump is being encouraged to stay strong in NAFTA negotiations by people who aren't normally his allies. Bernie Sanders demands that the president keep his promise to drastically overhaul the agreement. Everything is possible now 

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Well, domestic corporations prefer protectionism over free trade. Free trade increases competition, and thus lowers profit margins. After all, NAFTA is not the problem but is being made the scapegoat for lost jobs.

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-400,000 people and over $2.4 billion worth of goods and services cross the Canada–U.S. border daily.

-1.9 million Canadian jobs are related to Canada exports to the U.S.

-Canada is the largest merchandise export market for the U.S. and one of the three largest country merchandise export markets for 48 U.S. states.

-Almost 9 million jobs in the U.S. depend on trade and investment with Canada.

-In 2016, the U.S. exported nearly US$266 billion of merchandise to Canada.

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NAFTA will always have problems due to the error made in creating it. We do not treat labor as a component of trade. We restrict workers with visas and passports and ICE type organizations. When workers of all three countries can pass freely across country boundaries like other trade, then NAFTA may work as intended. 

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You may not realize it, but there is a limited supply of skilled employment. Also, we can say that Americans are lazy for certain jobs and workers from outside are needed 

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34 minutes ago, Joanna said:

NAFTA will always have problems due to the error made in creating it. We do not treat labor as a component of trade. We restrict workers with visas and passports and ICE type organizations. When workers of all three countries can pass freely across country boundaries like other trade, then NAFTA may work as intended. 

If a trade deal doesn't benefit all the people, why have one at all

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47 minutes ago, Joanna said:

Are negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  a chance to boost the competitiveness of U.S. companies in Canada and Mexico?

Negotiations are in the crapper because Trump keeps changing his mind about conditions.

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48 minutes ago, Joanna said:

Are negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  a chance to boost the competitiveness of U.S. companies in Canada and Mexico?

free trade, but America first. MAGA

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