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NAFTA is dead; long live NAFTA

By Paul Frazer      

Given what we have witnessed these last months, NAFTA negotiators will struggle to keep the talks at the table and less in the realm of public, political mud wrestling that the White House seems to favour. At the end of the day, as some may speculate, perhaps the NAFTA we know becomes the 'non-NAFTA' and on its cover is called the 'North American Agreement on Economic Prosperity and Job Creation' eagerly marketed across the United States as a huge win for the president.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Trump administration’s first summer was atypical for Washington, D.C. Whenever we thought the White House might be on track, another political meteor suddenly appeared and knocked everything off balance. The object was not from outer space but from the very heart of the presidency. This was the pattern the president set on his first day in the White House and from week to week we witnessed more chaos overall and minor progress on the president’s key agenda issues.

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