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Policy Matters

Mar 21, 2018

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a cornerstone of U.S. international trade and investment policy since 1994. But now its future is in doubt as President Trump has made a priority of renegotiating the agreement with Canada and Mexico. How important is NAFTA to the United States? How does the Trump administration’s stance on NAFTA reflect its broader approach to international trade and investment policy? Does this approach represent a retreat from what many call the “international liberal order”?

In this episode, Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, U.S. deputy secretary of state, and U.S. trade representative, speaks about NAFTA’s place in the U.S. economy and the potentially changing U.S. role in the international economic system.