Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Nafta to be renegotiated

  1. #1

    Nafta to be renegotiated

    With all the Russia collusion, leaking classified ISIS information, and Comey memo hubbub, I wonder how the Administration found the time for this.

    http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/2017/0...sletter-051917
    "Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever." - Shane Falco

  2. #2
    Maybe because the announcement didn't amount to much??? Here is your link:

    The Trump administration gave Congress official notice on Thursday that it wants to renegotiate NAFTA, saying there should be provisions on digital trade, intellectual property rights, labor and environmental standards, and regulatory measures.

    In a brief letter to lawmakers, Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed U.S. trade representative, said the administration aims to support economic growth and better-paying jobs through unspecified improvements to the North American Free Trade Agreement that would modernize the 23-year-old deal, according to The New York Times.

    The notice mentioned none of the major modifications, such as higher tariffs, that the president had hinted he would seek.

    “Today President Trump fulfilled one of his key promises to the American people,” Lighthizer said Thursday, according to the paper. “For years, politicians have called for the renegotiation of this agreement, but President Trump is the first to follow through with that promise.”


    The Obama administration attempted to address many of these deficiencies in the 2015 Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which included Canada and Mexico, but Trump pulled out of TPP in one of his first official acts as president, according to a Reuters report.


    Lighthizer said he will seek public comment on the NAFTA process and intends to publish negotiating objectives on or about July 16.

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association is urging its members to provide feedback to the trade group via a survey so it can best represent the boating industry during the public comment period.
    And here is info from the source your link referenced: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/u...rump.html?_r=0

    In a brief letter to lawmakers, Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed United States trade representative, said the administration aimed to support economic growth and better-paying jobs through unspecified improvements to Nafta that would modernize the 23-year-old agreement. But the notice — a drastically scaled-back version of a draft the administration circulated this year — promised no major modifications of the sort that the president has hinted he will seek.

    Mr. Trump had threatened to withdraw completely from the agreement, only to relent in late April when the leaders of Canada and Mexico, the other parties to the deal, called and asked him to renegotiate instead. Sonny Perdue, his secretary of agriculture, also presented Mr. Trump with a map illustrating the potential negative consequences for American farmers if the deal were shut down...

    The move was met with skepticism by organizations that have long pressed for major changes to Nafta and have argued that Mr. Trump had already fallen short of his promises on trade.

    “Donald Trump promised that he’d fix Nafta on his first day in office,” Michael Brune, the executive director of the Sierra Club, an environmental group, said in a statement. “One hundred and nineteen days later, he has managed to send Congress a two-page letter that fails to include any real plan to fix a deal that has undermined environmental protections, eliminated jobs, undercut wages, polluted our air and water, and fueled climate change.”


    The page-long letter stood in stark contrast to an eight-page version circulated on Capitol Hill in March, which proposed adding a provision to allow tariffs to be reinstated if a flood of imports threatened to harm a domestic industry. It also said the Trump administration would seek to adjust the agreement’s rules of origin, which specify how much of a product must be made in a Nafta country.

    The notice sent on Thursday instead mentioned repeatedly that any changes would be the result of congressional consultation, and it pledged close coordination and “transparency” with lawmakers throughout the renegotiation process. It laid out the framework for the talks in only the most general of terms. The letter was required under a law that mandates that the president give Congress at least 90 days’ notice before opening a trade negotiation.
    So this is more of the typical stuff from this administration...so people like This Person an Vrai can add this to the claims of Mr. Trump's successes. No specific goals...no details...no rational thought...deflecting the responsibility to others...typical. Sounds just like the tax "plan".

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by tommyjo View Post
    Maybe because the announcement didn't amount to much??? Here is your link:



    And here is info from the source your link referenced: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/u...rump.html?_r=0



    So this is more of the typical stuff from this administration...so people like This Person an Vrai can add this to the claims of Mr. Trump's successes. No specific goals...no details...no rational thought...deflecting the responsibility to others...typical. Sounds just like the tax "plan".
    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Laozi
    "Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever." - Shane Falco

  4. #4
    Gonna go out on a limb and guess that "TO BE RENEGOTIATED" means, they're just getting started.
    Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  5. #5
    INGSOC GURPS's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Peoples Republic Of Maryland
    Posts
    32,668
    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Gonna go out on a limb and guess that "TO BE RENEGOTIATED" means, they're just getting started.
    I answered ToJAM in another thread where she screeched about a lack of progress in 'NAFTA'


    crap like this takes MONTHS or yrs to set up


    they are probably exchanging the earliest lists of proposed changes to discuss
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    - Robert J. Hanlon.

    “There is a deeply anti-democratic undercurrent to much of the criticism of the new president, borne aloft by an assumption that democracy is too important to be left to the voters.”

    And if a statue can oppress you, then I submit that you have greater issues. - A West.

Members who have read this thread: 27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search:     Advanced Search
Search HELP

| Home | Help | Contact Us | About somd.com | Privacy | Advertising | Sponsors | Newsletter |

| What's New | What's Cool | Top Rated | Add A Link | Mod a Link |

| Announcements | Bookstore | Cafe | Calendar | Classifieds | Community |
| Culture | Dating | Dining | Education | Employment | Entertainment |
| Forums | Free E-Mail | Games | Gear! | Government | Guestbook | Health | Marketplace | Mortgage | News |
| Organizations | Photos | Real Estate | Relocation | Sports | Survey | Travel | Wiki | Weather | Worship |