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(Daily News)
August 31, 2018

Negotiators will continue to develop the text of an updated North American Free Trade Agreement over the next 30 days as the Trump administration works with both Mexico and Canada, a senior administration official said on Friday.


(Daily News)
August 31, 2018

President Trump has notified Congress of his intent to sign a trade deal with Mexico in 90 days, with Canada welcome to join “if it is willing,” the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Friday.


(In Trade)
August 31, 2018

The president confirms on Twitter that he told Bloomberg, off the record, he would not compromise in NAFTA 2.0 talks with Canada.


(Daily News)
August 31, 2018

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday that the U.S. and Canada were “not there yet” in talks on a retooled NAFTA, with the U.S. claiming Ottawa had yet to make any concessions on agriculture market access issues.


(In Trade)
August 30, 2018

Freeland, after a late, five-minute final session with USTR Lighthizer, said the two would reconvene on Friday -- deadline day, according to the U.S.


(In Trade)
August 30, 2018

 “The atmosphere is good, there is goodwill on both sides and I’m encouraged by that.”


(Daily News)
August 30, 2018

The leaders of Canada’s largest private-sector union and a major auto group on Wednesday largely endorsed the preliminary NAFTA agreement reached this week by the U.S. and Mexico, though they said more details were needed as the U.S. and Canada burned the midnight oil in pursuit of a trilateral deal.


(In Trade)
August 29, 2018

A source close to the talks says Canada and the U.S. are unlikely to resolve all of their issues by Friday, calling it an “uphill battle.”


(In Trade)
August 29, 2018

“The issues are extremely familiar to us and we have been extremely involved in shaping the approaches on a lot of the issues, and we’ve been in touch with the negotiation over the summer, but it is very, very intense work.”


(Daily News)
August 29, 2018

The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to strike down anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of Canadian groundwood paper, also known as newsprint, which were valued at about $1.27 billion in 2016.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2018

Philippe Couillard also said Quebec remained committed to securing a cultural exemption in NAFTA 2.0.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2018

“Our hope is that they would agree to the same provision [as Mexico],” Ross said.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2018

“It’s important for them to get this deal, and it’s important for us. I think we’ll be successful, but if we don’t, we’ll move forward with Mexico and then we’ll reach a separate agreement with Canada.”


(Daily News)
August 28, 2018

Several senators, including members of the Finance Committee, on Monday questioned whether a bilateral trade deal with Mexico would satisfy Trade Promotion Authority requirements, potentially setting up a clash with the Trump administration over its belief that it can submit such a pact to Congress.


(Daily News)
August 27, 2018

The bilateral agreement the U.S. and Mexico announced on Monday includes a provision ensuring 10 years of data protection for biologic drugs, along with other trade provisions that go further than what Canada has agreed to in previous trade agreements.


(Daily News)
August 27, 2018

A bilateral deal between Washington and Mexico City does not mean Ottawa is precluded from joining the pact at a later time, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Monday.


(In Trade)
August 27, 2018

Cornyn: “This is a positive step, and now we need to ensure the final agreement brings Canada in to the fold and has bipartisan support.”


(Daily News)
August 27, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will notify Congress on Friday of a plan to strike a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico -- or inform lawmakers of a trilateral pact that includes Canada if Ottawa comes back to the table and reaches a deal in time, he said on Monday.


(Daily News)
August 27, 2018

President Trump said on Monday that he would formally terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement because the United States has reached a deal with Mexico, though Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto insisted a new agreement ultimately must include Canada.


(In Trade)
August 27, 2018

CNBC quotes a Mexican official saying Canada could now “re-engage.”


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