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Canada

(Daily News)
February 26, 2019

An upcoming ruling by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal is a critical component of an ongoing Section 232 tariff dispute between Ottawa and Washington, according to a senior Canadian industry official.


(In Trade)
February 26, 2019

Fifty-one percent favor its passage; 14 percent oppose it.


(Daily News)
February 24, 2019

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on Sunday called on governors from across the U.S. to help the White House ensure the congressional ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, saying “it would give us momentum” in talks with China.


(In Trade)
February 22, 2019

“We need to ask the question and push for the answer with respect to ‘Can we have some timelines on when these tariffs will start to disappear so we can continue to be competitive around the world?’”


(Daily News)
February 21, 2019

Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton on Thursday said he was confident a dispute over U.S. Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum would be resolved “in a few weeks.”


(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.


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