Analysis

As Trump Digs In, NAFTA Reaches Its Boiling Point

Law360, New York (October 18, 2017, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration's dogmatic negotiating style has pushed the effort to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement to the brink, creating an environment that former trade officials say raises serious questions about the future of the trilateral accord.

After issuing a lukewarm joint statement that acknowledged "significant conceptual gaps" among negotiators after this week's fourth round of talks, top trade officials for each side did not mince words in expressing their dissatisfaction with the process.

Among the more eye-popping moments of the closing press conference was Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland blasting the U.S. for its "unconventional proposals" that...

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