Mexico's ambassador to the US: NAFTA has 50/50 chance of termination
Trade & the 2016 U S Presidential Elections
Trade & the 2016 U S Presidential Elections: American Attitudes on Trade, the Latest on TPP, TTIP. A talk hosted by Georgetown University and The Institute for International Economic Law.
A Discussion Between Christopher Brummer and Thomas J Curry
Exploring Special Purpose National Bank Charters for Fintech Companies: A Conversation with Comptrol. A talk hosted by Georgetown University and The Institute for International Economic Law
EU and UK reach initial agreement Brexit terms, making way for trade negotiations.
The European Commission’s president described the agreement as a “breakthrough” and expressed confidence that EU leaders will approve it. The bill for Brexit will amount to between £35bn and £39bn. Extensive coverage can be found here.
It may be smaller, but the new TPP is still a big deal
The executive director of Asian Trade Centre, a Singapore-based consultancy, writes that given the generally open nature of the U.S. economy, most companies from TPP 11 states already enjoy easy access to the U.S. Meanwhile, the 20 suspended provisions of the original TPP constitute just 28 of the 622 pages of the negotiated text. The rest of the agreement remains untouched. Her analysis can be found here.
Japan prepares for TPP, EU trade accords
The Japanese government has adopted new measures to support the domestic dairy and other sectors, after it reached broad free trade accords with the European Union and with the current 10 other member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership earlier this year. The story is here.
Mexico and Canada Push Back on US NAFTA Demands
Reuters reports that the difficulties stem from a U.S. proposal to raise the minimum threshold for autos to 85 percent North American content from 62.5 percent, and to require half of vehicle content to be from the United States.