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FTA Central

(In Trade)
Monday, 21 August 2017

“NAFTA renegotiation provides a much-needed opportunity to incorporate strong digital trade policies.”


(Daily News)
Sunday, 20 August 2017

The United States, Canada and Mexico on Sunday jointly emphasized an ambitious time line and touted progress made in the inaugural NAFTA renegotiation round, though sources said negotiators avoided the most controversial issues -- some of which could torpedo negotiations -- during the five-day talks.


(Daily News)
Sunday, 20 August 2017

U.S. NAFTA negotiators are discussing provisions that would regulate biotechnology imports, as well as a possible ban on agricultural export subsidies, according to a source familiar with the renegotiation discussions.


(Daily News)
Saturday, 19 August 2017

U.S. negotiators are considering a new approach to the controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism featuring an opt-in clause that would allow each of the three NAFTA countries to decide whether to use the provision, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
Friday, 18 August 2017

“Six months ago, no one thought TPP11 could happen but we've got this far.”


(Daily News)
Friday, 18 August 2017

U.S. negotiators are butting heads with their North American counterparts during the inaugural NAFTA renegotiation round over what the starting point should be on a variety of issues, sources said.


(Daily News)
Thursday, 17 August 2017

Digital chapter texts to be included in the updated North American Free Trade Agreement were slated to be tabled by the U.S. at the first round of talks this week, industry and congressional sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
Thursday, 17 August 2017

The U.S. has agreed to South Korea's request to hold a special session of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement's joint committee in Seoul, sources say.


(In Trade)
Thursday, 17 August 2017

“It is not desirable to fuss over the U.S. demand for a renegotiation.”


(Daily News)
Thursday, 17 August 2017

Auto industry stakeholders responded to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's prioritization of a tightened auto rule of origin in the NAFTA renegotiation by laying out vastly different visions for what should be included in a retooled agreement.


(Daily News)
Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The U.S., Mexico and Canada could soon clash over their visions for how to update the North American Free Trade Agreement’s automotive rules of origin, with Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland forcefully pushing back against U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s call for “substantial” U.S. content in a new NAFTA.


(Daily News)
Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The U.S., Mexico and Canada could soon clash over their visions for how to update the North American Free Trade Agreement’s automotive rules of origin, with Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland forcefully pushing back against U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s call for “substantial” U.S. content in a new NAFTA.


(In Trade)
Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Senate minority leader wants the U.S. to “push for robust currency manipulation provisions.”


(Daily News)
Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The U.S. should tread carefully in its pursuit of a modified U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and in its push to reduce its trade deficit with South Korea, a group of senior advisers has told the U.S. Trade Representative – cautioning that bilateral trade disputes should be approached warily in light of shared concerns over North Korea.


(In Trade)
Tuesday, 15 August 2017

“We are open to other modalities.”


(In Trade)
Tuesday, 15 August 2017

“The U.S. trade deficit is a good thing. Really.”


(Daily News)
Monday, 14 August 2017

Canada's chief negotiator for NAFTA told members of the Canadian parliament's international trade committee on Monday that he expects the environmental chapter of the renegotiated deal will include language on climate change, which the U.S. has historically avoided including in its free trade agreements.


(In Trade)
Monday, 14 August 2017

The Arizona senator, a prominent Trump critic, offers “views toward ensuring a positive outcome as a result of the upcoming process.”


(In Trade)
Monday, 14 August 2017

“Ensure that as you advance U.S. interests, domestic agricultural producers are not subjected to retaliatory tariffs, which has happened in the past.”


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