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(Daily News)
March 14, 2019

The largest U.S. labor federation is calling for significant changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and warning that if the deal is voted on “prematurely,” it will mobilize opposition forces as it did for prior free trade agreements.


(Daily News)
March 14, 2019

Mexico’s top economic and labor officials arrived in Washington, DC, on Wednesday to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and Section 232 issues with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Capitol Hill, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(Daily News)
March 05, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday that the removal of Section 232 tariffs on Canada and Mexico was the “first step” toward the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, after which some Democratic concerns about the deal's environmental and labor provisions would have to be “accommodated.”


(In Trade)
March 05, 2019

“While some progress has been made, it is clear from current auto company investments abroad, that more work needs to be done to make this agreement enforceable and meaningful to our members and their job security.”


(In Trade)
March 04, 2019

First up is a package of labor reforms, which could be approved before Mexico's Congress adjourns in late April.


(In Trade)
February 28, 2019

“While we are deeply disappointed that both Canada and Mexico were unwilling to raise theirthresholds for express shipments to match the U.S. $800 level, lowering the U.S. threshold in response is contrary to well-demonstrated Congressional intent.”


(In Trade)
February 26, 2019

“The effort will harness the advocacy strength of a broad membership of companies, trade associations, and chambers of commerce, including many that operate outside of Washington, DC.”


(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.


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