Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

NAFTA Negotiations could run into 2019, raising risk of termination

NAFTA Negotiations could run into 2019, comments by Chris Brummer
Christinne Muschi/ Reuters

With consultations progressing slowly, some commentators are noting the possibility that NAFTA negotiations could drift into 2019.  Under such a scenario, a statement of principles would only be available after Mexico’s presidential elections.  One surprising possibility is, as Chris Brummer noted on hedged positions and twitter, that the United States may not need to explain its rationale for dumping NAFTA if Mexico does it first.

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