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(Daily News)
December 19, 2019

The House on Thursday passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s implementing bill 385-41, setting up the Trump administration's signature trade deal for Senate consideration – and ratification – in 2020.


(In Trade)
December 18, 2019

Hoffa: “The renegotiation of NAFTA and the subsequent improvements made by Democratic leadership have resulted in a final package that is superior to the original.”


(Daily News)
December 16, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday sent Mexican Under Secretary for North America Jesús Seade a letter crafted to reassure Mexico's government that U.S. labor attachés promised in the Trump administration's U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing legislation will not be akin to labor inspectors.


(Daily News)
December 16, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement protocol of amendment signed by the three countries last week is drawing praise from labor analysts and business representatives for its tweaks to some provisions in the original deal, but the efficacy of a new rapid-response enforcement tool is stirring some concern.


(In Trade)
December 15, 2019

Mexico's under secretary for North America laments the idea of labor attachés “whose function is not clear but Mexico will NEVER accept if ... disguised inspectors, for a simple reason: Mexican law prohibits it.”


(In Trade)
December 13, 2019

Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) told Inside U.S. Trade that Ways & Means Committee staff was “literally working around the clock” on the deal’s next steps and “living on junk food so hopefully we’ll see something soon.”


(Daily News)
December 12, 2019

The Senate Finance Committee will not hold a mock markup of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill, trade subcommittee Chairman John Cornyn (R-TX) said on Thursday, lamenting what he called a break from decades of precedent.


(Daily News)
December 12, 2019

In the late-stage U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations that ended this week, Mexico accepted a version of a labor enforcement mechanism and penalties for workers’ rights violations it had initially rejected because of a range of additional requirements that were attached to the proposals, Mexico’s chief trade negotiator told Inside U.S. Trade in an interview this week.


(In Trade)
December 11, 2019

More details on the new standards are in the “protocol of amendment” published this week.


(In Trade)
December 11, 2019

BRT: “We are very disappointed that the deal announced yesterday removes or weakens important intellectual property protections.”


(In Trade)
December 11, 2019

“They dropped it due to pressure from industry and the many members of Congress who expressed concern.”


(In Trade)
December 10, 2019

Public Citizen's Lori Wallach said the deal was “not the template for future agreements, but establishes the floor from which we will continue to advocate for a new model of trade and globalization.”


(Daily News)
December 10, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement will not be brought to a vote in the Senate before it adjourns for the year, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Tuesday, adding that the deal likely will be voted on after the Senate concludes its impeachment trial of President Trump.


(Daily News)
December 10, 2019

At a signing ceremony for an addendum to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Tuesday, Mexico’s chief trade negotiator disputed “declarations” he said were made in the U.S. by insisting Mexico did not accept a labor-enforcement mechanism involving the deployment of U.S. inspectors.


(Daily News)
December 10, 2019

Mexico has agreed to a “melted and poured” standard for steel used in auto production that won't take effect for seven years, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
December 10, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA), along with other Democrats, on Tuesday unveiled new tweaks to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and said a vote on an implementing bill could come as soon as next week.


(In Trade)
December 10, 2019

“President Trump may have opened this deal,” President Richard Trumka said in a statement. “But working people closed it. And for that, we should be very proud.”


(Daily News)
December 09, 2019

After discussing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday evening, key House Democrats said they expected an announcement of an adjusted deal to be made on Tuesday, when top officials from the three countries are slated to meet in Mexico.


(Daily News)
December 09, 2019

President Trump on Monday said he was “hearing from unions” that end-stage U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement discussions were turning a corner, lauding what he called an abundance of “strides over the last 24 hours” amid reports that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was planning to travel to Mexico on Tuesday.


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