Canada should accept increased competition under new NAFTA

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:48am
Canadian Investor

The U.S. administration tipped its hand ahead of this week’s NAFTA negotiations in Washington, D.C.

A report released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative last month set out, in broad strokes, the administration’s negotiating strategy.

Not surprisingly, the overriding objective is to improve market access for U.S. exports in the agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors. It also seeks to do away with what the administration sees as trade and investment barriers maintained by its North American Free Trade Agreement partners.

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by Steven Globerman, the Kaiser professor of international business at Western Washington University and a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute.