NAFTA Fight Simmers on Back Burner

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Adjunct Professor Matt Gold was quoted in an Automotive News Canada article about U.S.-Canada trade relations under the Trump administration.

“President Trump tremendously overestimated the amount of leverage the U.S. has in a trade negotiation with Canada,” Matt Gold, an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University and former deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for North America, said in an interview on Canada’s CTV News Channel. “He also hugely overestimated the additional leverage he could create by threatening to withdraw from NAFTA and the additional leverage he could create by imposing steel and aluminum tariffs.”

 

He added: “I don’t think there’s going to be an agreement until the new Mexican administration is up and running next January and February.”

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