It's in America's National Interest to Stay in NAFTA

December 29, 2017 Topic: Politics Region: North America Tags: MexicoAmericaCanadaNAFTAMAGATrumpTradeDeal

It's in America's National Interest to Stay in NAFTA

The United States' neighbors, Mexico and Canada, should be priority partners under President Trump’s new strategy for enhancing U.S. security and prosperity.


The bottom line is that U.S. economic and national security interests will be much better served by forging agreement on a modernized NAFTA in early 2018, avoiding the potential economic chaos of a withdrawal and continuing to deepen and make more effective collaboration against transnational criminal organizations. Such a path will be a valuable application of President Trump’s new national security strategy. Let’s hope the January round of NAFTA talks in Montreal can adopt this constructive approach.

Earl Anthony Wayne is a Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. He is a former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs.


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