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(Daily News)
November 06, 2018

Advisers to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are asking the administration to clarify the intent behind the inclusion of a non-market economy clause included in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with some calling for the termination of such a provision before a deal is finalized.


(Daily News)
November 06, 2018

Key advisory committees to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have revised their comments on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement following Canada's last-minute addition to the deal, praising the trilateral conclusion but singling out additional provisions they think warrant more consideration.


(In Trade)
November 06, 2018

The prime minister also disputed the idea, espoused by President Trump, that tariffs were a factor behind the deal's conclusion.


(Daily News)
November 05, 2018

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce contends that while the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is an improvement over the original NAFTA in some areas, several of its provisions should not be “viewed as precedents” for future trade deals.


(Daily News)
October 26, 2018

OTTAWA – The long-running debate over whether the World Trade Organization should continue to pursue the single undertaking of the Doha Development Agenda is continuing to plague WTO reform efforts, with Doha proponents not yet on board with an overhaul, according to an official who participated in the WTO reform ministerial in Canada this week.


(Daily News)
October 26, 2018

U.S. and Mexican officials are eyeing late next week or the week after for the start of formal negotiations aimed at arriving at a Section 232 resolution that is palatable for both countries, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
October 25, 2018

New Zealand announced its ratification on Thursday.


(In Trade)
October 25, 2018

“We need to form a sort of set of core proposals that seem to be broad enough to attract discussion and generate more critical mass in order for us to continue.”


(Daily News)
October 24, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is seeking changes to the de minimis levels agreed to in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade, eyeing U.S. implementing legislation as a pathway to a more reciprocal arrangement with both countries.


(Daily News)
October 18, 2018

The U.S., Canada and Mexico are working to lift Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum ahead of the upcoming midterm elections in the U.S., sources said.


(In Trade)
October 17, 2018

“This is a dynamic issue. The longer these tariffs stay on, the more the potential for changes.”


(In Trade)
October 16, 2018

Japan's economy minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday said six countries were expected to ratify the pact by November.


(In Trade)
October 16, 2018

“The process we have to go through doesn't allow that to come up before the end of this year.”


(In Trade)
October 16, 2018

“It seems like the minister had some Sunday night panic as they agreed to concession after concession after concession. Did they get an end to steel tariffs after giving all of that away?”


(Daily News)
October 15, 2018

The U.S. initially put forward a provision in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement that was “very rigid on trade” with China, but was persuaded to soften it, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week.


(Daily News)
October 15, 2018

America First Policies, a conservative advocacy group aligned with President Trump, this week began running ads touting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and urging Congress to approve it.


(Daily News)
October 12, 2018

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday launched an investigation into the likely economic impacts of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a key element of the process -- and timing -- of implementing the deal in the U.S.


(In Trade)
October 12, 2018

The order does not apply to goods originating in and imported from the U.S., Chile and Israel. Mexico was not awarded a full exemption.


(In Trade)
October 11, 2018

The foreign minister, Wang Yi, called on Ottawa to “safeguard the global free trade system” and proposed a Canada-China free trade zone.


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