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(In Trade)
April 17, 2019

Canada, EU react: “The U.S. decision to allow suits against foreign companies can only lead to an unnecessary spiral of legal actions.”


(In Trade)
April 16, 2019

John Murphy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called the work “no easy task” and said it likely was “harder than it was with past trade agreements.”


(In Trade)
April 15, 2019

“We need a trade policy that works for workers, not just the CEOs of large corporations.”


(In Trade)
April 15, 2019

“We need a trade policy that works for workers, not just the CEOs of large corporations.”


(Daily News)
April 10, 2019

Following a briefing from the AFL-CIO on Wednesday, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) said a significant number of Democrats feel tweaks must be made to the text of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and called on the three countries to better explain why re-opening talks “would be so difficult.”


(Daily News)
April 09, 2019

A World Trade Organization panel report on a U.S.-Canadian dispute over softwood lumber duties has given the U.S. its first-ever WTO win for a controversial Commerce Department antidumping methodology known as “zeroing,” though it also said the U.S. violated WTO rules in making its determination.


(Daily News)
April 04, 2019

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal this week issued final safeguard recommendations for two of seven types of steel products, referring to U.S. Section 232 tariffs as an “unforeseen development” that has led to higher prices and changes in the global steel landscape.


(Daily News)
April 03, 2019

Congressional Democrats believe President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border would hurt his administration’s push to get the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ratified, lawmakers told Inside U.S. Trade this week.


(Daily News)
April 03, 2019

After meeting one-on-one with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Mark Pocan (D-WI) said key changes must be made to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement itself if the Trump administration wants to gain the support of his contingent, which is one of the largest in Congress.


(Daily News)
April 02, 2019

Several first-term Democrats on Tuesday told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that biologics provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement run counter to their goal of lowering drug prices in the U.S.


(Daily News)
April 02, 2019

Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton on Tuesday said he recommends imposing dollar-for-dollar tariffs in response to the U.S. Section 232 duties on steel and aluminum, contending that a solution must be reached this month if the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is to be ratified this year.


(In Trade)
April 02, 2019

Kenneth Smith Ramos: “In Mexico, the government is following closely what happens in the U.S., and that might be the signal for Mexico to try to move on its own to get USMCA approved before the summer as well.”


(Daily News)
April 01, 2019

Labor legislation under consideration in the Mexican Congress fails to meet the requirements of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to a letter House Democrats Bill Pascrell (NJ) and Rosa DeLauro (CT) plan to send to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in the coming days.


(In Trade)
March 26, 2019

Ways & Means trade panel ranking member Vern Buchanan said he was “optimistic. We've got a lot of momentum. [Lighthizer] was there to talk about a meeting with Democrats. It seems like there's some momentum there as well.”


(Daily News)
March 26, 2019

After fielding several concerns from Democratic lawmakers, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday rebutted claims that provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would lead to higher drug prices for U.S. consumers.


(In Trade)
March 25, 2019

Yerxa: “Both are bad, but quotas introduce a number of elements beyond just simple tariffs that have to do with unpredictability and even being able to get your products in under any circumstances. How they’re administered, who administers them, the fairness of them, all the rest.”


(Daily News)
March 22, 2019

For the first time since the conclusion of the Section 232 probe into steel and aluminum imports, the United Steelworkers is calling for the removal of tariffs and quotas on Canada ahead of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement's ratification, with sources suggesting that President Trump's push for quotas has not been mollified.


(In Trade)
March 22, 2019

USMCA, he writes, “presents a unique opportunity for the United States and Canada to come to an agreement to terminate provincial wine taxation and regulation schemes that discourage Canadians from buying N.Y. wines.”


(In Trade)
March 22, 2019

Kenneth Smith Ramos suggests the battle over the deal's ratification could include requests for “concessions that have nothing to do with the USMCA,” such as tax policy changes or an increase in the federal minimum wage.


(Daily News)
March 20, 2019

As discussions on how to resolve a Section 232 tariff dispute with Canada and Mexico continue, sources say a host of factors could keep the restrictions in place for some time, with President Trump insisting that quotas or tariffs be applied despite pushback from both countries and the prospect of further complications for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


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