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FTA Central

(In Trade)
January 09, 2018

“We don’t want to be stuck long-term with a deal that hurts our economy,” said David McKay of the Royal Bank of Canada.


(Daily News)
January 09, 2018

The administration plans to exclude Canada and Mexico from any remedies resulting from Section 201 investigations into imports of solar products and large residential washers due to safeguard provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
January 08, 2018

Canada must step up its engagement in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Trade Ted McKinney said in remarks at the annual American Farm Bureau Federation conference -- while President Trump hardly mentioned the pact in his speech.


(In Trade)
January 08, 2018

“No deal is better than a bad deal,” the trade minister said.


(In Trade)
January 06, 2018

Lighthizer: “We have much work to do to reach an agreement that serves the economic interests of the American people.”


(In Trade)
January 05, 2018

Three cabinet members are in the U.S. or soon will be, with others to follow, according to reports.


(Daily News)
January 04, 2018

The U.S. and South Korea are expected to focus mainly on the agenda and scope of their talks on how to modify the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement when they meet on Friday in Washington, DC, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
January 04, 2018

A group of Republican senators was set on Thursday to warn the president that the stock market gains he repeatedly touts could be jeopardized if the administration moves to withdraw from NAFTA, as he has repeatedly threatened to do, senators and sources involved in the planning of the meeting told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
January 04, 2018

“This would be an unfortunate twist following the passage of major tax reform for businesses.”


(In Trade)
January 02, 2018

“With these kind of plurilateral relationships, there doesn’t have to be any geographical restriction.”


(In Trade)
January 01, 2018

“I’m the big trade guy, I got elected to a certain extent on trade. I’m renegotiating NAFTA, or I’ll terminate it. If I don’t make the right deal, I’ll terminate NAFTA in two seconds.”


(Daily News)
December 29, 2017

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership during his first month in office disheartened the other 11 countries that had spent years haggling with the U.S. and each other over the deal -- the crown jewel of Trump’s predecessor’s trade policy.


(Daily News)
December 28, 2017

Lawmakers and labor advocates are urging the Trump administration to learn from the U.S. loss in a labor dispute against Guatemala and reform the dispute settlement process in free trade agreements, holding governments more accountable by attaching enforcement mechanisms and including tighter language in labor chapters.


(Daily News)
December 27, 2017

The U.S. and South Korea will meet early next year to begin negotiating changes to their free trade agreement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced on Dec. 27.


(Daily News)
December 27, 2017

When voters in Mexico head to the polls in July 2018 to vote in the country’s presidential election, the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement isn't likely to be prominent in their decision-making, analysts say, but that could change if President Trump follows through on his threat to withdraw from the trade deal or antagonizes Mexico in other ways.


(Daily News)
December 22, 2017

While the U.S., Canada and Mexico are unlikely to finalize all the details of a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement by a self-imposed deadline in March, a “broad agreement on goals and objectives” is “absolutely” possible, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. said this week.


(In Trade)
December 21, 2017

Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, said withdrawal “would be catastrophic to our economy,”


(Daily News)
December 21, 2017

With tax reform legislation heading to the president’s desk, lawmakers, governors and private-sector stakeholders have shifted their NAFTA advocacy approach in meetings with White House officials to stress that withdrawing from the deal would mean American farmers and businesses could lose the benefits they might gain from tax changes.


(In Trade)
December 20, 2017

Arguing that ending the deal would hurt both sides, he said, “very clearly sort of neutralizes that threat a little bit, of 'Oh I'm just going to rip it up.' Well OK, go ahead and do that. We'll figure out how to move forward.”


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