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(Daily News)
April 25, 2019

“Well-known” flaws in NAFTA’s dispute settlement process are making some Democrats question whether to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a group of 25 lawmakers said this week.


(In Trade)
April 24, 2019

“It will probably be done in tranches. Over how long of a period of time, I don’t know, but there won’t be a 100 percent reduction of tariffs on the day that the agreement’s signed.”


(Daily News)
April 23, 2019

Former congressional trade committee lawyers this week expressed little optimism that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would be ratified this year, with many questioning President Trump’s willingness to address Democratic concerns and ensure a vote before August recess.


(Daily News)
April 22, 2019

Mexico's ambassador to the U.S. on Monday defended labor reform legislation required by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is expected to pass the Mexican Senate this week, as sufficient to ease U.S. concerns with the country’s labor compliance, calling on Democrats to be clearer about what they need to back the deal.


(In Trade)
April 19, 2019

“I think that anybody who’s patriotic would take a look at that bill and want to vote for it, and that’s why if it gets to the floor, I think it will get the vast majority of Republican and Democratic votes.”


(Daily News)
April 19, 2019

If agriculture is not included in U.S.-European Union trade talks, the U.S. will lose the opportunity to pursue “trade-offs” in the negotiations, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
April 17, 2019

Sens. Cardin, Sullivan and others say the bill would help eliminate “the shadow of unfair trade practices by China that likely have hampered the emergence of a Mongolian garment industry.”


(Daily News)
April 17, 2019

House Ways & Means Democrats this week singled out a lack of “May 10” agreement language and a host of enforcement issues in questioning whether the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will lead to “meaningful” environmental improvements.


(In Trade)
April 17, 2019

“The United States and Brazil are natural partners,” the House minority leader said.


(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 16, 2019

“People have explanations – ‘well, they just want to use their leverage’ and this and that – but the Chinese enjoyed it, a lot, because they knew what the opportunity was and they saw that it was a missed one.”


(Daily News)
April 16, 2019

A group of steel importers is asking the Supreme Court to review its challenge to the constitutionality of the Section 232 statute weeks after the Court of International Trade ruled that President Trump's imposition of steel tariffs based on national security was legal.


(Daily News)
April 16, 2019

A group of steel importers is asking the Supreme Court to review its challenge to the constitutionality of the Section 232 statute weeks after the Court of International Trade ruled that President Trump's imposition of steel tariffs based on national security was legal.


(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 12, 2019

Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Mark Warner (D-VA), co-chairs of the Senate India Caucus, on Friday called on the Trump administration to delay withdrawing India’s Generalized System of Preferences benefits.


(Daily News)
April 11, 2019

House Ways & Means Committee Democrats on Thursday questioned whether the labor standards in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would lead to “meaningful change” in Mexican labor practices and called for a strong enforcement mechanism to ensure the new labor standards are followed.


(In Trade)
April 10, 2019

The Finance chair says he's “not sure” the report was compiled “in a professional way,” adding, “It may have some shortcomings and that’s why we haven’t seen it.”


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