A sign is pictured where the third round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada is taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 23, 2017.
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Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE)

Can the president withdraw the United States from the agreement, and rewrite US commercial relations with Mexico and Canada, without the assent of Congress and the courts? Very likely yes. But the Congress does not lack tools to stay Trump’s hand, or at least create fresh obstacles, if enough members act on the unhappiness of businesses in their states and districts dependent on exports to and imports from Canada and Mexico.

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