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(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.”


(In Trade)
August 24, 2018

“It wouldn't be too surprising if sometime between now and the end of the month we actually had some very good news to announce.”


(Daily News)
August 23, 2018

The U.S. and Mexico have agreed to subject autos that do not meet a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement rule of origin to a 2.5 percent tariff if they are made at an existing manufacturing facility, industry sources said -- meaning non-conforming autos made at new plants would be hit by Section 232 tariffs on auto imports if the Trump administration imposed them.


(Daily News)
August 22, 2018

Republican senators anxious for a new NAFTA on Tuesday offered divergent estimates of when a deal with Mexico could be concluded.


(In Trade)
August 20, 2018

Hassett: It's going to be “a lot easier to make a deal with Canada because we got a deal with Mexico.”


(Daily News)
August 17, 2018

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo on Friday said the U.S. and Mexico could strike a deal on bilateral issues in the North American Free Trade Agreement by next week, though he noted that the two sides must still reach agreement on the transition period for new auto rules of origin as well as on undisclosed “financial items.”


(Daily News)
August 16, 2018

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo on Thursday called for all sides to show flexibility in the negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement as negotiators work to finish the deal this month, but industry sources are questioning whether such a time line is realistic – and President Trump said he was in “no rush.”


(In Trade)
August 15, 2018

A joint resolution calls NAFTA “an opportunity to further strengthen regional competitiveness to succeed in the ever-evolving global marketplace.”


(Daily News)
August 14, 2018

Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Tuesday announced the start of a public consultation period on potential safeguard actions to curb an influx of foreign steel into the Canadian market after President Trump imposed Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum.


(In Trade)
August 13, 2018

“These looming tariffs are huge and put a ton of pressure on our negotiating team to think about where we might find some flexibility around some of these tough issues like dairy, or the sunset clause,”


(In Trade)
August 13, 2018

“Maybe that's his negotiating tactic, but it isn't one that I would use”


(Daily News)
August 03, 2018

The U.S. and Mexico can no longer put off addressing a U.S. push for a sunset clause in NAFTA, Jesús Seade, the chief negotiator for Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said Friday -- adding that the U.S. and Canada must come together to iron out their issues as the talks enter the endgame.


(Daily News)
August 02, 2018

The Commerce Department on Thursday announced final anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper that were lower than its preliminary levies after completing an investigation that has sparked opposition from both the newspaper industry and members of Congress.


(Daily News)
August 01, 2018

A new trade regime that benefits workers and the country overall might mean short-term economic hardship for some, said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Wednesday.


(Daily News)
August 01, 2018

The U.S. and Mexico are working to blend their respective proposals on auto rules of origins in the North American Free Trade Agreement talks happening in Washington, DC, this week after the U.S. earlier this year rejected Mexico’s approach, according to sources close to the talks.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday said the national security-based Section 232 tool is only effective if it is applied globally, despite relationships the U.S. has with countries considered to be key allies.


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