Will China be a Factor in the Upcoming NAFTA Negotiations?


Beijing is incentivizing Mexico City and others in Latin American to rethink their traditional trading relationships.

The National Interest

The first round of NAFTA renegotiations is set to take place in Washington, DC August 16–20 and one of the primary U.S. objectives is reducing its $63 billion trade deficit with Mexico.

Mexico is in a position to drive a harder bargain than many would think, however.

Peref 1aUnlike thirty years ago, Mexico today can leverage China’s growing foreign direct investment interest in the region.

China, by increasing and diversifying its Latin American investments beyond…

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