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Trade Disputes Likely To Increase During Trump's Presidency

By Caroline Simson (November 23, 2016, 2:35 PM EST) -- President-elect Donald J. Trump took a hard-line stance on international trade while on the campaign trail, and experts say if he follows through on some of his more extreme promises — such as renegotiating or withdrawing from NAFTA — a surge in trade-related disputes is sure to follow.

After referring to the North American Free Trade Agreement as the worst trade deal the U.S. ever signed, Trump pledged to renegotiate or withdraw from it. Technically speaking, the process by which the U.S. could withdraw from NAFTA isn't that complicated: Under Article 2205 of the agreement, any party may withdraw six months...

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