Leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico huddled in Washington, D.C. yesterday. It was the official beginning of an effort to renegotiate NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. This is a trade deal between the three countries. It went into effect in 1994. Renegotiating NAFTA is something that Donald Trump promised to do while he was campaigning to become U.S. president.
A Mexican government official said the goal is to make the agreement work better. A Canadian official said her country wants to protect NAFTA's record of creating jobs and economic growth. A U.S. official said that while NAFTA has benefitted many Americans such as farmers, it's failed for countless others with at least 700,000 American jobs lost because of NAFTA.
All this gives an indication of the deal's mixed results