free trade treaties and agreements

House passes Trump's trade deal with Canada and Mexico

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed President Donald Trump's revised North American Free Trade Agreement, with members sending Trump's foremost legislative priority — just a day after the divided chamber took the historic vote to impeach him -- to the Senate.

US, Mexico say trade deal on track after last-minute objections

Top trade negotiators from both the United States and Mexico reaffirmed Monday that the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as USMCA, is a done deal -- despite complaints from Mexico over the weekend about a labor provision included in the bill unveiled by Democrats.

5 key differences between NAFTA and Trump's USMCA deal

After reaching a deal on the final version of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, President Donald Trump tweeted that it "will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA" -- and called its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement, "our C

Trade has put markets in a chokehold

The US stock market cared about only one thing this year: trade. So why were stocks so calm Tuesday following headlines about tariff delays and the signing of Nafta 2.0?

Trade deals remain elusive for Trump

President Donald Trump is approaching the end of another year without closing on either of the two big trade priorities he campaigned on in 2016 -- a comprehensive deal with China and a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.

India out of China-backed trade deal

India is ducking out of one of the world's largest free trade agreements, saying it wants to protect its farmers and local businesses. That decision risks hurting the country's already struggling economy.

Trump has private concerns on economy despite public actions

Even as he continues to publicly tout the strength of the US economy, President Donald Trump privately has begun to express concern over what has thus far been his strongest political asset. In recent weeks, Trump has instructed aides with increasing urgency to develop proposals to fortify Americans' flagging confidence in the economy, according to a half-dozen officials familiar with the matter.

Trump Fed pick once said migrants are 'economic heroes'

One of President Donald Trump's picks for a seat on the Federal Reserve board once praised undocumented immigrants to the United States as "economic heroes" and "entrepreneurs" -- a position at odds with much of the President's rhetoric on immigration.

Trump holds firm on Mexico tariffs despite Republican dissent

President Donald Trump overruled three of his top advisers in deciding to move ahead with his tariff threat against Mexico over immigration. And as he faced a stock market slide and opprobrium from key Republican senators on Friday, the President held firm, tweeting: "It's time!"

Trump moves to pressure Democrats on NAFTA replacement

The Trump administration moved Thursday to jumpstart the approval process for President Donald Trump's replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, applying further pressure on House Democrats to consider the trade plan.

Readers' guide to the State of the Union

When Trump gave his State of the Union address last year, he was coming off one of the highest points in his presidency. He had just signed a huge tax cut into law and removed the Obamacare mandate penalty. Both the House and Senate were controlled by Republicans, and he was enjoying some of his highest approval ratings as president.

Fact-checking Trump's immigration speech

In his first formal address to the nation from the Oval Office, President Donald Trump painted a picture of a national threat and humanitarian crisis occurring along the US-Mexico border, saying his signature border wall would provide a solution.