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(In Trade)
August 08, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer praised David MacNaughton as a “highly skilled negotiator.”


(Daily News)
August 08, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and House Democrats are continuing talks on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement during the August recess, exchanging “paper” and meeting regularly as lawmakers and their staff await official counterproposals from the administration, congressional sources said.


(Daily News)
August 08, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has delivered U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement counterproposals to House Democrats as the two sides continue to negotiate during the August recess.


(In Trade)
August 06, 2019

The U.S. has criticized the Appellate Body for continuously failing to meet its 90-day deadline in appeals.


(In Trade)
August 02, 2019

The two countries will meet quarterly on Mexico’s labor commitments


(In Trade)
August 01, 2019

“This is part of Canada’s ongoing commitment to help improve labour standards and working conditions in Canada and Mexico.”


(Daily News)
July 31, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is working on a “rapid-response” enforcement approach for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that borrows heavily from a proposal introduced by two key Democratic senators earlier this year, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2019

Senate Finance Committee members on Tuesday addressed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement enforcement options that the Trump administration and House Democrats might consider as they work to reach agreement on areas of concern with the deal.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2019

In a progress report sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday, the House Democrats' U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement working group said it intended to send detailed text to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer next week, calling on USTR to respond with counteroffers.


(In Trade)
July 26, 2019

The plan is intended “to replicate as closely as possible all substantive and procedural aspects” of the current appeals process and can only be used if the Appellate Body ceases to function.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2019

New Democrat Coalition members this week encouraged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to continue working with a group of House lawmakers on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement issues before moving forward with ratification, hoping they can make progress even during the August congressional recess, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
July 25, 2019

“Mexico is hardest hit and the United States the least,” states the paper, published by a Canadian think tank.


(Daily News)
July 24, 2019

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), the House chief deputy whip, said on Wednesday that Congress would pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement this year, hinting at a significant number of Democrats likely to support it.


(In Trade)
July 24, 2019

A group of private-sector witnesses is slated to appear before the panel on July 30.


(Daily News)
July 23, 2019

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, joined by 600 other business associations across the country, is urging Congress to approve the U.S.- Mexico-Canada Agreement as soon as possible.


(Daily News)
July 22, 2019

Concerns that a controversial de minimis provision could be included in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s implementing legislation continue to vex House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle who have raised the issue in recent talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(In Trade)
July 12, 2019

The letter calls for amending the deal to reflect “the balance achieved in the bipartisan May 10, 2007, agreement.”


(Daily News)
July 11, 2019

House Democrats tapped to work with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on outstanding concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement lauded progress after talks on Wednesday, though one lawmaker assigned to address labor issues said tensions were rising over the pace of negotiations.


(Daily News)
July 11, 2019

The United Kingdom should not expect to be rewarded with a bilateral trade agreement with the U.S. if the country exits the European Union without a deal, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) said on Wednesday.


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