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(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.


(In Trade)
July 09, 2019

Despite USMCA, they say, U.S. producers “remain concerned that access to Canada’s market will continue to be inhibited based on Canada’s requirement that strictly limits the varieties of wheat that can be included in its premium classes.”


(In Trade)
July 08, 2019

The farm group wants changes to labor, enforcement, environmental and biologics provisions.


(In Trade)
July 02, 2019

Asked if House Sepaker Pelosi’s public calls to re-open the agreement were sparked by pressure from first-term Democrats – and would give her cover to say she tried if she failed – Grassley responded, “Yes to both questions.”


(In Trade)
June 28, 2019

“We do not want to pass this agreement just slightly different from NAFTA with a little sugar on top and say, ‘See, we did something different.’ If it isn't really going to be enforceable, it will just be NAFTA with sugar on top.”


(Daily News)
June 26, 2019

The administration “can make some changes” to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to win Democratic votes, President Trump said on Wednesday, while House Ways & Means trade subcommittee chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said his caucus was “open” to negotiating how those adjustments could be made.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet on Tuesday with a House working group tasked to work with the administration on Democratic concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2019

President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Thursday to discuss several trade irritants, including duties on Canadian softwood lumber and the prospect of U.S. national security tariffs on uranium, as well as efforts to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2019

A vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ahead of Capitol Hill’s August recess is “not going to happen,” House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
June 19, 2019

 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer called it “a crucial step forward.”


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