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(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 26, 2019

“Our sales taxes are down, hotels are sitting with empty rooms, restaurants are not full, foreign deposits are down in our local banks. If we want to keep our economy robust we need to create a safe environment for people in Mexico to travel to our region.”


(Daily News)
March 25, 2019

The Court of International Trade on Monday ruled that President Trump's imposition of steel tariffs based on national security was constitutional, though one of the three judges filed a separate opinion outlining “grave” concerns.


(In Trade)
March 22, 2019

“Please explain … why Commerce feels that domestic automakers are unable to sufficiently plan for their own long-term success absent government intervention.”


(Daily News)
March 22, 2019

As Mexico's government works to implement a package of labor reforms called for in the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement, several different proposals are under consideration in the Mexican Congress -- and opposition in the business community is mounting.


(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.


(In Trade)
March 21, 2019

The group said it “supports following the Trade Promotion Authority process and will work closely with Democrats and Republicans and the Administration to build the necessary support to pass a USMCA bill that will sustain free trade in North America and open new markets.”


(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.


(In Trade)
March 19, 2019

No word yet on witnesses for the March 26 hearing.


(In Trade)
March 18, 2019

“Efforts to further delegate authority of the Congress’ power to impose tariffs to the executive branch, including ‘reciprocal’ or ‘retaliatory’ tariffs, should be rejected.”


(In Trade)
March 18, 2019

Co-chairs Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) will lead the group during the trip to Beijing, Hangzhou and Hong Kong.


(In Trade)
March 14, 2019

“China has made clear its intent to dismantle U.S. railcar manufacturing in its ‘Made in China 2025’ plan – our economic and national security demands that we address Chinese attempts to dominate industries that build our nation’s critical infrastructure.”


(In Trade)
March 14, 2019

Mexican seasonal fruit and vegetable growers, he said, have “little regard for the rules that are supposed to guarantee that freely imported goods are also fairly traded.”


(In Trade)
March 14, 2019

“We also support reigning in the unilateral trade actions the administration has taken and reasserting Congress’ involvement in tariff policy.”


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