There is a key issue in every NAFTA discussion that is omitted purposefully. The issue always hidden is that NAFTA is not a North American “Trade Bloc”.
The NAFTA partnership is nothing like the EU trade bloc; it is not even close.
***However, in NAFTA, the Canadian & Mexican trade ministers can negotiate freely w/outside nations. There are NO restrictive parameters on their independent decisions.
they can cut any deal they want. This is the basic issue underlining the NAFTA ‘FATAL FLAW'.
If the U.S. wanted to apply a tariff to Chinese cars the Chinese CAN WORK AROUND the issue.
Canada and Mexico would have to agree to
All nuanced trade-sector issues put aside, the larger issue is always how third-party nations will seek to gain access to the U.S. market through Canada & Mexico.