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October 5, 2018

Mexico | USMCA: uncertainty reduced, but not removed

We now know the content of the new North American free trade agreement, to be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The three countries’ negotiating teams announced details on Sunday, just minutes before the deadline for the Trump administration to submit it to Congress.

October 5, 2018

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest September

Tensions between the US and North Korea remained contained as both parties. However, US-China relations worsened as both countries imposed new tariffs. The US and Canada achieved a new trade deal including Mexico to replace NAFTA. Turkey and Russia agreed to resolve the Idlib dispute in Syria with demilitarized zones. US-I…

September 24, 2018

Mexico-US Trade Agreement: Uncertainty diminishes

At the end of August Mexico and the US announced a preliminary agreement intended to replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed in 1994. The most significant changes in the agreement announced are centred on the automotive sector. And this is hardly surprising, given that the sector accounts for the entir…

September 21, 2018

Mexico | Trade agreement with the United States: investment framework to be maintained

On 27 August, Mexico and the US announced that they had reached an understanding allowing them to sign a trade agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Although we are still awaiting the final text in order to offer our full assessment, on the basis of the announcement made by the negotiating te…

September 6, 2018

New US - Mexico trade agreement significantly reduces uncertainty

Not a bad deal considering the circumstances. With the information available, we think it is a less favourable agreement than NAFTA itself, but better than the alternative. Mexico will remain competitive in the production and export of vehicles. On the positive side, the energy sector is part of the agreement; this reduces …

September 5, 2018

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest August

The U.S. and Mexico announced a preliminary bilateral trade agreement replacing NAFTA at the end of the month. The bilateral deal between the US and Canada is still uncertain. President Trump also warned that a withdrawal from the World Trade Organization (WTO) could also be possible. MENA region remains as the main hot spo…

August 27, 2018

US-Mexico trade agreement: the best one that was possible under the current circumstances

The presidents of Mexico and the US have announced a preliminary bilateral commercial agreement. If congresses in each country approve it, this accord will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that has been in place since 1994.

August 27, 2018

The costs of Trump’s protectionism

The brief history of Trump’s protectionism has been an eventful one. In the first year of his term the US focused on the renegotiation of NAFTA, which is currently on hold. In his second year concentrated efforts above all on measures and threats against China, which have intensified to the point where he has threatened to …