The Trump Administration issued its letters of intent to re-negotiate NAFTA on May 18, 2017.
After a year and 4 months, the USTR announced that Canada would join with the United States and Mexico in a US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). on October 1, 2018, draft text for the USMCA was released.
Ratification of the new agreement will require Congressional approval, as could a U.S. withdrawal from the NAFTA. See, CRS Report from February, 2019.
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February 26, 2019: CRS Report on NAFTA/USMCA issues, including withdrawal.
January 29, 2019: USTR: Legal changes needed to implement USMCA.
January 29, 2019: New Democrat Coalition: noncommittal on USMCA.
December 1, 2018: Trump to terminate NAFTA to force the 2019 passage of USMCA.
November 30, 2018: Canada and Mexico sign the USMCA during the G20.November 26, 2018: GOB: Mexico and Canada ready to sign USMCA at the G20 summit.
November 21. 2018: Am. Shipper article: Tariffs complicate USMCA prospects
October 1, 2018: USTR: Canada Joins the US-Mexico Agreement. Text of the USMCA released.
August 4, 2018: NAFTA: Canadian Minister is "keen" to get back to the table - after having being excluded from U.S.-Mexico talks.
May 23, 2018: Article: Trump calls Canada "spoiled" and cited to auto deal.
April 6, 2018: Article: 8th round in Washington.
February 25, 2018: Article: 7th Round in Mexico.
January 20, 2018: NAFTA: Article: 6th Round of negotiations begins next week.
January 16, 2018: Hill Times Article: Re-negotiations: Canada may capitulate to certain 'unthinkable' US demands.
January 5, 2017: Unified Cargo Processing to expand to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Arizona.
December, 2017: CBP: Video explanation of Unified Processing Program (CBP/SAT joint inspections)
October, 2017: Forbes: Article: Trump Pushes NAFTA Talks Onto Treacherous New Timeline
NYT: Article: Nafta Talks’ Extension May Make for Slow, Painful Demise.
May 18, 2017: Trump Administration issues NAFTA renegotiation notice letters.