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(In Trade)
February 13, 2019

The “Pass USMCA” coalition is “focused on supporting swift passage of the USMCA by highlighting its unique benefits to America's workers, consumers, businesses, and economy.”


(Daily News)
February 13, 2019

Citing concerns with drug patenting and pricing practices, industry groups are urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to keep Colombia and Canada on its list of most egregious intellectual property violators this year, which would require USTR to launch action plans for each country.


(Daily News)
February 11, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday that his department has been telling the White House and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico should be lifted.


(In Trade)
February 11, 2019

“The biggest threat to the USMCA in establishing a strong global baseline for IP protection lies in its exclusion of a whole swathe of the Canadian economy.”


(In Trade)
February 08, 2019

“You can have the best language on any subject in a bill, but if you don't have the enforcement provisions very strongly spelled out – not as a sidebar, not as a side letter, but central to the treaty – then there's a problem.”


(Daily News)
February 05, 2019

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will be in Washington, DC, this week, amid heightened calls in Canada and Capitol Hill to lift Section 232 restrictions on steel and aluminum.


(Daily News)
January 29, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday submitted to Capitol Hill changes to existing laws he says will be needed to bring the U.S. into compliance with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
January 29, 2019

The report on the economic impact of the deal was set to be completed by March 15.


(In Trade)
January 24, 2019

“The 232s are doing nothing but allowing others to gain market share in the U.S.”


(Daily News)
January 24, 2019

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney on Wednesday urged mayors across the country to help expedite the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
January 23, 2019

In a letter to Ross and Lighthizer, the associations say they “wish to underscore the importance of lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the removal of all retaliatory tariffs on trade among the parties.”


(In Trade)
January 16, 2019

“I have insisted in hearings with the negotiators of this free trade agreement that they make the chapter on labor right obligatory, that it is not a recommendation, because otherwise, there will not be a major change.”


(In Trade)
January 14, 2019

“Subjecting shipments from Canada and Mexico to a reciprocal threshold would place administrative and cost burdens on small businesses, increase complexity for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and start a global race to lower thresholds – undermining U.S. e-commerce leadership.”


(Daily News)
January 09, 2019

Incoming Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Wednesday that if Democrats insist on re-opening trade talks with Canada and Mexico, the president should “pull out” of the North American Free Trade Agreement.


(In Trade)
January 08, 2019

“We want to make sure that there's a market for [U.S. oil and gas] that is being developed in historic ways. So, [USMCA] is an important priority of ours and we will work to see it accomplished within the first session of this Congress.”


(Daily News)
January 07, 2019

A coalition of business groups focused on getting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement through Congress is slated to be launched in the coming weeks, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(Daily News)
December 26, 2018

The Trump administration will have its hands full in 2019, with new talks slated to begin with Brussels, Tokyo, London and potentially more, as well as the implementation of a revised deal with South Korea. The fate of the U.S.-Mexico -Canada Agreement will also be determined next year by a new Congress.


(Daily News)
December 13, 2018

Mexican legislation to establish labor reforms called for in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is unlikely to be passed before a Jan. 1 deadline included in the pact, leaving sources and lawmakers questioning whether the timing of the deal’s entry into force might be impacted.


(Daily News)
December 12, 2018

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) would support President Trump's intervention into the controversial case of Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, arrested in Canada earlier this month, if it facilitated trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, he told Inside U.S. Trade on Wednesday.


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