Mexico says NAFTA talks separate from Trump's tariffs policy


We need to wrap up NAFTA negotiations without jeopardizing our access to export markets or our ability to protect that access.

The idea that Britain could reach a quick post-Brexit trade deal with the USA always had caveats. "This exclusion reinforces Mexico's role as a partner of the United States in terms of trade and national security". However, Mr Trump's pivot to protectionism with steel and aluminium tariffs gives more cause for concern.

U.S. Steel CEO David Burritt hailed Trump for taking steps "to begin to level the playing field so companies like ours can compete, win and create jobs that support our employees and the communities in which we operate as well as strengthen our national and economic security". China is the world's largest producer of "met coal", but it consumes it all and buys more from overseas, including from the U.S. Australia is also a major exporter of metallurgical coal.

However, a recent study by the Trade Partnership, a Washington D.C. -based consulting firm, estimated that Trump's new tariffs would result in a net loss of 146,000 jobs in the United States after accounting for positive impacts on US steel and aluminum producers. Lastly, the TCJA moved to a more territorial tax system for multinational firms, which largely eliminates USA taxes on the foreign profits for exporters.

Second, America's free trade agreements (FTAs) actually improve the country's trade balance.

Between 2000 and 2016, the USA trade balance with its FTA partners (including Mexico) has improved by $30 billion while the trade deficit with other countries has ballooned.

That leads to our third point: Leaving NAFTA and other trade agreements would worsen the US trade deficit.

Steel stocks are getting smoked Friday after it was revealed Trump's new tariffs on imported metals will include exemptions for Canada and Mexico.

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There are about 1,100 pounds of steel and 400 pounds of aluminum in the average two-ton USA vehicle, according to the Center for Automotive Research, an industry think tank in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

"Already, more than 500 people are headed back to work in Granite City, as U.S. Steel announced it will restart a blast furnace there".

Canada and Mexico will be exempt indefinitely.

Beer lovers also may feel the ripple effects of the tariffs, according to the Beer Institute, a trade group representing the world's largest brewers. Both countries had warned of retaliatory measures if they were not exempt.

Worse, the United States' global competitiveness would be reduced.

Sullivan called the president's tariffs plan "a very tone deaf move that could negatively impact a lot of workers", many of which voted for Trump in 2016 in critical swing states like MI and Pennsylvania, as well as more solid Republican states such as SC and Alabama that have become major automotive manufacturing centers.

The move, which fulfills a Trump campaign promise, has been widely criticized by economists who say it is certain to increase costs to US consumers on items such as automobiles, household appliances and even energy, because of higher costs for pipeline construction. As Dylan continued his lyrics of Love Minus Zero: "Failure's no success at all".

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