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Analysts: Trump must balance politics with technical wins in NAFTA redo

July 13, 2017 at 5:26 PM
President Trump, elected on a platform that denigrated NAFTA and a promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, may have trouble locking in victories for his base while achieving technical upgrades to the trade deal that benefit all three partners, business leaders and analysts said Wednesday. "The threat to pull out of NAFTA was not a negotiating tactic; it was quite real," said Christopher Padilla, an executive at IBM and former Commerce Department trade under secretary, citing...

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