Asia Unhedged | Trump talks with CEOs about ‘pleasant surprises’ on NAFTA, regulatory rollback
US President Donald Trump flanked by US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, left, and Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone during a strategic and policy discussion with CEOs. Photo: dpa, Olivier Douliery
US President Donald Trump flanked by US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, left, and Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone during a strategic and policy discussion with CEOs. Photo: dpa, Olivier Douliery
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Trump talks with CEOs about ‘pleasant surprises’ on NAFTA, regulatory rollback

Regulatory reforms still on the docket include energy regulations and Dodd-Frank financial rules

April 12, 2017 8:02 PM (UTC+8)

Meeting with US chief executives in Washington on Tuesday, President Trump promised that “some very pleasant surprises” were coming on the North American Free Trade Agreement, without giving details.

During the meeting the president highlighted his administration’s regulatory reforms, on which he said there is still much work to be done. The prime targets on the chopping block will be energy regulations and Dodd-Frank financial rules.

Trump added that he was going to overhaul the federal government’s computer systems. He indicated to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty he would like to work with her company to upgrade the system, although he then pointed out the administration is working with “many others.”

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