Antonio Ortiz-Mena comments on NAFTA renegotiation talks

After Calling Nafta ‘Worst Trade Deal,’ Trump Appears to Soften Stance

By: Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Alan Rappeport



Antonio Ortiz-Mena, a former Mexican trade official, said the letter suggested a softening in tone but also contained several proposals that were likely to prompt a strong response from the Mexican government.

“There are some specific problems,” said Mr. Ortiz-Mena, now a senior adviser at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington. “But in terms of the language used during the campaign and at the beginning of the administration, it’s not as far-reaching as some people could have expected.”

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