The question of what will happen, if anything, to NAFTA is an international matter to be determined by the three NAFTA member countries. According to Mexican government officials, it is possible that discussions on a proposed renegotiation could occur beginning in May or June of this year.

The proposed Border Adjustment Tax is, however, a US domestic political question that will be debated as part of a larger proposed US corporate tax overhaul designed to encourage US companies to source and manufacture more goods in the US.

CCN will continue to monitor developments related to the proposed NAFTA renegotiation and Border Adjustment Tax, and will continue to report important developments to its clients, friends and professional contacts.


“Renegociación del TLCAN iniciará en junio: SRE.” LaJornada, 19 de febrero de 2017. http://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2017/02/19/renegociacion-del-tlcan-iniciara-en-junio-sre.
“Texas has much to lose with NAFTA Renegotiation.” DMN Contributors Network, February 18, 2017. http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/02/17/texas-much-lose-nafta-renegotiation.
“America’s NAFTA nemesis: Canada, not Mexico.” CNN Money. February 13, 207. http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/13/news/economy/nafta-canada-trudeau-trump-mexico/index.html
“México se prepara para una desaparición del TLCAN, según diplomático.” El Financiero, 16 de febrero de 2017. http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/economia/mexico-se-prepara-para-un-escenario-sin-tlcan-segun-diplomatico.html.
“México: expertos descartan catástrofe sin TLC.” América Economía, 12 de febrero de 2017. http://www.americaeconomia.com/economia-mercados/finanzas/mexico-expertos-descartan-catastrofe-sin-tlc.
“Mexico economy minister warns Trump: Tariffs ‘will be a big mistake’.” CNN Money. February 17, 2017. http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/17/news/economy/mexico-economy-guajardo-interview/index.html.
“Si EU pone cuotas, ‘nos levantamos’”. El Financiero. February 27, 2017. http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/economia/mexico-no-renegociaria-tlcan-si-eu-propone-aranceles-guajardo.html.
“Ojo por ojo” entre México y EU, el plan B si falla el TLCAN: Guajardo”. Forbes. February 23, 2017. https://www.forbes.com.mx/ojo-ojo-mexico-eu-falla-tlcan-plan-b-guajardo/#gs.mxOdQc8.
“Renegociación del TLCAN será de tres: Videgaray”.Milenio. February 21, 2017. http://www.milenio.com/politica/luis_videgaray-tlcan-renegociacion-canada-toronto-donald_trump_0_907109534.html.
“The Mexican peso spikes after Wilbur Ross talks trade”. Business Insider. March 3, 2017. http://www.businessinsider.com/mexican-peso-climbs-on-wilbur-ross-comments-2017-3.
“A better US-Mexico trade deal would save the battered peso: Commerce Secretary Ross”. CNBC. March 3, 2017. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/03/wilbur-ross-peso-down-but-us-mexico-trade-deal-would-help.html.
“Why the Ryan-Brady Tax Proposal will be found to be inconsistent with WTO Law” by Jennifer Hillman. IIEL Issue Brief. March 2017

For more information about this document, the topics contained therein or to inquire about legal services, please contact Rene Cacheaux (rcacheaux@ccn-law.com), Robert M. Barnett (rbarnett@ccn-law.com), Miriam Name (mname@ccn-law.com), Edmundo Elias (eelias@ccn-law.com.mx) or Carrie Osman (cosman@ccn-law.com.mx).

© Copyright 2017 CCN. All Rights Reserved

For further information on timely topics such as NAFTA Negotiations the reader is encourage to visit our blog at https://www.tecma.com.