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(Daily News)
April 10, 2019

Following a briefing from the AFL-CIO on Wednesday, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) said a significant number of Democrats feel tweaks must be made to the text of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and called on the three countries to better explain why re-opening talks “would be so difficult.”


(Daily News)
April 10, 2019

The Mexican Chamber of Deputies is expected this week to pass labor legislation that fully complies with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a Mexican official told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
April 09, 2019

“Unlike last time, the promises and assurances made to secure support for this trade agreement must be more than just words on a page.”


(Daily News)
April 08, 2019

As the U.S. International Trade Commission gathers input on the effects of duty suspensions and reductions enacted under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018, Commissioner Meredith Broadbent this week suggested the Trump administration use MTB to gain more concessions in trade talks.


(In Trade)
April 08, 2019

Sens. Rubio, Isakson and Perdue, along with a slew of House members, say satisfying them would “provide important support for the USMCA within the agricultural communities we represent.”


(Daily News)
April 08, 2019

Attorneys representing the Trump administration last week argued that President Trump's decision to double a tariff on Turkish steel imports was legal, saying in a push to dismiss a challenge to his authority that he did not have to obtain a new report from the Commerce Department beforehand.


(Daily News)
April 08, 2019

Attorneys representing the Trump administration last week argued that President Trump's decision to double a tariff on Turkish steel imports was legal, saying in a push to dismiss a challenge to his authority that he did not have to obtain a new report from the Commerce Department beforehand.


(Daily News)
April 05, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is considering a proposal from Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden (OR) and Sherrod Brown (OH) aimed at boosting confidence that Mexico will adhere to labor commitments in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to Senate aides.


(In Trade)
April 05, 2019

“Provide Congress time to work with the administration and ensure the decisions match both the letter and the spirit of the GSP law.”


(Daily News)
April 04, 2019

New labor legislation designed to comply with requirements outlined in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was submitted to the Mexican Chamber of Deputies this week, Mexico's foreign affairs under secretary for North America, Jesús Seade, said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
April 04, 2019

“We urge you and your administration to use all appropriate tools to address this issue.”


(Daily News)
April 03, 2019

Congressional Democrats believe President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border would hurt his administration’s push to get the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ratified, lawmakers told Inside U.S. Trade this week.


(Daily News)
April 03, 2019

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said on Wednesday that legislation aimed at reining in the president’s Section 232 authority will likely be vetoed, citing negotiation leverage among reasons to preserve the executive branch’s power.


(Daily News)
April 03, 2019

After meeting one-on-one with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Mark Pocan (D-WI) said key changes must be made to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement itself if the Trump administration wants to gain the support of his contingent, which is one of the largest in Congress.


(Daily News)
April 02, 2019

Several first-term Democrats on Tuesday told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that biologics provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement run counter to their goal of lowering drug prices in the U.S.


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