Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross claims that the amount of U.S content in goods from Mexico and Canada has declined since NAFTA went into effect. Time for a fact check: U.S content in goods from its two NAFTA partners has actually more than doubled, because overall trade in goods among the three countries has increased so dramatically. There are more manufacturing components going back and forth among the three countries and the actual volume produced in the United States is greater than ever.
Its true that the percentage of U.S. value-added in the goods the United States imports from…

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