#NAFTAWorks Scarbrough has been asked to participate at an event on Friday, February 9, 2018 put on by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, along with the Greater Des Moines Partnership, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Iowa Farm Bureau.  Keynote remarks prior […]

6th Round of NAFTA Negotiations Update

Minor Progress As we all know, the sixth round of NAFTA re-negotiations closed out in Montreal at the end of January with what’s being called “minor progress.” This was number six of seven rounds scheduled for the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA, which began on August […]

The Sixth Round of NAFTA Negotiations This Week

Modernizing NAFTA   The sixth round of NAFTA negotiations are being held this week in Montreal despite the Government shutdown. A recent Reuters poll came in with results that a “The North American Free Trade Agreement will probably be renegotiated successfully with only marginal changes. […]

TPP Today and USA Trade Relations Updates

President Trump recently visited several Asian countries to discuss bilateral trade relations, including Vietnam, China, and the Philippines. Trump’s Visit to Asia During the same time, the remaining member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal have continued to modify and push forward on the […]

Jones Act Waived for Puerto Rico

President Trump has just waived the Jones Act for relief goods headed to Puerto Rico. The Jones Act, a regulation from the 1920s, requires that goods shipping from one American port to another be transported on a ship that is American-built, American-owned, and crewed by […]

Renegotiating NAFTA

What It Means For United States’ Economy? The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a free trade agreement, which aimed to reduce the trade barriers between United States, Canada and Mexico. The agreement was implemented by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and was initially […]

NAFTA Negotiations estimated to reach agreement in 2018

  The head of the biggest U.S. business lobby group, Tom Donohue, recently interviewed with Reuters about the NAFTA negotiations.  He mentioned that the NAFTA countries will come to an agreement before the new president of Mexico is elected, which is in July 2018.  “We’re not […]

Trump to Review all Trade Deals

Trump to Review all Trade Deals White House prepares sweeping review of trade deals Excerpt from NASCO Newsletter, original content from “The White House is preparing to order a review of all U.S. trade deals, senior administration officials say, as they seek better terms and […]

NAFTA Negotiations could start in June or July

Canada, Mexico and The United States are all in agreement to modernize the 23 year old North American Free Trade Agreement U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross recently stated the U.S. could start the formal NAFTA renegotiation with Canada and Mexico in just 90 days.  The Trump […]