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Can the President Legally Withdraw From NAFTA?

David A. Gantz

Can the President Legally Withdraw From NAFTA?.

In its primacy over trade matters under the U.S. Constitution, Congress has broad authority over new and existing trade agreements and could seek to block a "modernized" NAFTA that excludes Canada.  Whether Congress has the political will or the votes to do so remains to be seen.