Mexican Election Could Accelerate Nafta Talks

The Wall Street Journal , Jul 2, 2018
by William Mauldin and Santiago Pérez

The Mexican presidential election on Sunday removes a hurdle to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, raising the likelihood that the 24-year-old treaty once again will become a focal point in President Donald Trump’s effort to rewrite the rules of global trade.

Efforts to overhaul the pact had floundered in recent weeks, amid missed deadlines and concern among many observers and participants that Mexico’s shift to a leftist-nationalist government could complicate negotiations.

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