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FTA Central

(Daily News)
Monday, 16 October 2017

Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Monday questioned the Trump administration’s political strategy for moving a revised NAFTA through Congress – as well as the congressional and business community response to presidential withdrawal threats and controversial U.S. proposals.


(In Trade)
Sunday, 15 October 2017

A source says a country could disregard a ruling if it decided a panel ruled in a way it deemed “clearly erroneous.”


(Daily News)
Saturday, 14 October 2017

The U.S. is sticking to its proposal to eliminate tariff preference levels for textiles and has advanced new language for a short-supply list that would function like the one in the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, but with fewer articles, sources told Inside U.S. Trade this week.


(Daily News)
Saturday, 14 October 2017

If a U.S. NAFTA proposal to give seasonal growers standing in trade remedy cases makes it into a retooled agreement, the Mexican government would retaliate against U.S. grain and meat products, a leader of a Mexican agriculture group said on Friday.


(In Trade)
Saturday, 14 October 2017

“This is an idea that all nations of the world should get behind.”


(In Trade)
Friday, 13 October 2017

“As our governments continue to have discussions, the Councils have become concerned with their direction – and in particular the limited consultation with the business community.”


(In Trade)
Friday, 13 October 2017

“As our governments continue to have discussions, the Councils have become concerned with their direction – and in particular the limited consultation with the business community.”


(Daily News)
Thursday, 12 October 2017

Labor leaders from Mexico and Canada are criticizing a proposal the U.S. is expected to advance at the fourth round of NAFTA 2.0 talks this week that calls for autos to have at least half U.S.-sourced content to qualify for tariff-free treatment.


(Daily News)
Thursday, 12 October 2017

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, in a briefing with Republican members of the Ways & Means Committee last week, answered lawmakers’ concerns about controversial NAFTA proposals by emphasizing that he has “an audience of one” to please -- President Trump, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
Thursday, 12 October 2017

A U.S. proposal to increase the NAFTA auto rule of origin, include a domestic content provision and eliminate tariff shift rules could cost the U.S. 24,000 jobs, according to a study by the Boston Consulting Group commissioned by the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association.


(In Trade)
Thursday, 12 October 2017

The document says a “securities annex” is on the table, but sources said there's nothing by that name up for discussion.


(In Trade)
Thursday, 12 October 2017

“Free markets are one of ALEC’s three guiding principles so it is not a surprise that our members recognize the importance of international trade to their state economies.”


(In Trade)
Thursday, 12 October 2017

“Even if the U.S. throws its weight and pressures to scrap the agreement and makes unreasonable demands, Korea will not give in to that.”


(Daily News)
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Automakers will learn to live with a higher NAFTA rule of origin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday, the first day of a fourth round of NAFTA talks.


(Daily News)
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that elements of his progressive trade agenda – including language on gender issues and indigenous rights, as well as on labor and the environment – are crucial to securing public support for a renegotiated NAFTA.


(Daily News)
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Canada will have a tough time getting behind U.S. NAFTA proposals on automotive rules of origin, investor-state dispute settlement and government procurement, said Andrew Leslie, parliamentary secretary to Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, Chrystia Freeland, on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

House Democrats who met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last week to discuss trade demands for NAFTA 2.0 say they were encouraged by the consultation but still want more details on key issues including the administration's plan for the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.


(In Trade)
Wednesday, 11 October 2017

“The Moon Jae-in administration did not follow the due procedure before making it an accomplished fact that the KORUS FTA will be revised.”


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