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Analysts flag shutdown, election, 232 concerns as possible roadblocks to USMCA approval

February 20, 2019 at 2:29 PM
Analysts and former government officials say the partial government shutdown, upcoming elections and national security-based tariffs could delay -- and perhaps thwart -- the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. In a Feb. 20 post by the Inter-American Dialogue, which features the views of several analysts and former trade officials, Christopher Sands, director of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies' Center for Canadian Studies, said both chambers of Congress will have roughly 20 weeks to approve the deal this...

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