Can Trump Withdraw From NAFTA Without Congress?

By Gunjan Sharma (September 5, 2017, 2:19 PM EDT) -- Aug, 20, 2017, marked the end of the first round of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico.[1] On Aug. 23, 2017, just three days later, President Donald Trump told a crowd at a political rally in Phoenix that "[p]ersonally, I don't think we can make a deal. I think we'll probably end up terminating NAFTA at some point."[2]

The possibility that President Trump may seek to terminate NAFTA is not new. On April 26, 2017, unnamed White House officials suggested that a draft executive order existed that would (if signed by...

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