A new NAFTA will probably not get done this year. Now what?
by Megan Cassella (feat. Eric Miller)
Divisions among NAFTA negotiators on complex and controversial issues are driving a stake through the heart of President Donald Trump's goal of signing a new agreement into law this year.
After nine months of intense negotiating rounds in all three countries, officials remain as far apart as ever on some of the biggest changes the administration has put forward, including ones related to auto manufacturing and Canada and Mexico‘s access to the U.S. government procurement market.
And without major concessions from Canada and Mexico, or a willingness from the U.S. to drop its most difficult demands, top negotiators will be unable this week to wrap up weighty issues that remain unresolved, those close to the talks say.