In Unusual Move, US Releases 'Updated' NAFTA Goals

Law360, New York (November 17, 2017, 7:15 PM EST) -- The Trump administration on Friday took the unorthodox step of updating its goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement just as talks with Canada and Mexico have begun to hit a rough patch, saving some of its most ambitious changes for the agreement’s investment arbitration section.

As required by law, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a readout of his side’s NAFTA objectives in July, a month before talks on revising the agreement — a key policy objective of President Donald Trump — kicked...
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