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(Daily News)
May 08, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats are continuing to engage with the administration about their concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but an accord on how -- or if -- to proceed toward a vote remains far from certain, lawmakers said this week.


(Daily News)
May 08, 2019

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), chairman of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee, said this week that his caucus sees “no advantage” to rushing a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, though he contended the deal was “dead” if it is not addressed before next year’s elections are in full swing.


(In Trade)
May 06, 2019

Also: A new poll puts support for USMCA at 70 percent in the U.S., 80 percent in Mexico.


(Daily News)
May 06, 2019

A group of 21 House Ways & Means Democrats is questioning how the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will impact Capitol Hill's ability to address rising health care costs, contending the intellectual property changes in the deal will “almost certainly” lead to higher prices for U.S. consumers.


(Daily News)
May 06, 2019

The Canadian government last week removed 10 percent tariffs on some boating devices as part of its efforts to reshape a list of goods hit with retaliatory tariffs in response to U.S. Section 232 restrictions imposed on steel and aluminum last May.


(In Trade)
May 03, 2019

Pence says administration will deal with USMCA issues raised by key senators.


(Daily News)
May 02, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement should be voted on even if tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are still in place, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Thursday, breaking from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) assertion that unless the duties are lifted the deal is “dead.”


(In Trade)
May 01, 2019

Toomey, in questions submitted for the record following a March hearing, asked “has your agency developed any internal legal documents to justify such a withdrawal attempt?”


(Daily News)
April 30, 2019

President Trump used a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday to assess where they stood on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to participants who said they stressed the importance of enforceability during the brief discussion.


(In Trade)
April 29, 2019

“If these tariffs aren’t lifted, USMCA is dead.”


(Daily News)
April 26, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s latest review of U.S. trading partners’ intellectual property enforcement is a stark warning to those on its priority watch list, sources contend, pointing to more pointed language in this year's report and a pledge to take action soon.


(In Trade)
April 26, 2019

Online shopping giant Taobao remains.


(In Trade)
April 24, 2019

“The clock is ticking,” he said in Detroit, calling for the deal to be approved by Congress this year.


(Daily News)
April 23, 2019

Former congressional trade committee lawyers this week expressed little optimism that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would be ratified this year, with many questioning President Trump’s willingness to address Democratic concerns and ensure a vote before August recess.


(Daily News)
April 23, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is still insisting that Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 is a key enforcement mechanism for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s labor provisions, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
April 22, 2019

Mexico's ambassador to the U.S. on Monday defended labor reform legislation required by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is expected to pass the Mexican Senate this week, as sufficient to ease U.S. concerns with the country’s labor compliance, calling on Democrats to be clearer about what they need to back the deal.


(In Trade)
April 19, 2019

“I think that anybody who’s patriotic would take a look at that bill and want to vote for it, and that’s why if it gets to the floor, I think it will get the vast majority of Republican and Democratic votes.”


(Daily News)
April 19, 2019

A resolution to a dispute with Canada and Mexico over steel and aluminum tariffs is the administration’s top trade priority after the ongoing U.S.-China negotiations, which could lead to a deal as soon as next month, a senior USTR official said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
April 18, 2019

A U.S. win in a World Trade Organization case involving its controversial antidumping methodology of “zeroing” will make its way next to the Appellate Body, which has consistently ruled against zeroing -- and analysts tell Inside U.S. Trade they believe it will do so again.


(Daily News)
April 18, 2019

If “fully implemented and enforced,” the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will have a small but positive impact on U.S. GDP, with digital trade and automotive rule-of-origin provisions projected to have “the most significant effects,” the U.S. International Trade Commission says in its new analysis of the deal.


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