Donald Trump to temporarily stick with Nafta in surprising u-turn

Donald Trump to temporarily stick with NAFTA in surprising u-turn

The US president has done a surprising u-turn on the policy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

In a surprising turn of events, Donald Trump has decided to stick with the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). 

The White House made the announcement shortly after the US President finished a series of calls with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. 

A spokesperon announced Trump had agreed "not to terminate Nafta at this time." 

Instead, it has been made clear the U.S, Canada, and Mexico will seek to renegotiate the free trade deal, which began in 1994. 

Trump has long been a critic of Nafta, and made a campaign pledge to abolish it prior to his election.

The u-turn marks a potential thawing in the frosty relations the US has created with its neigbours in recent months - the long-running dispute over the Mexico wall, and the imposition of sterner trade tariffs with Canada.