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Mexico

(Daily News)
July 23, 2019

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, joined by 600 other business associations across the country, is urging Congress to approve the U.S.- Mexico-Canada Agreement as soon as possible.


(Daily News)
July 22, 2019

Concerns that a controversial de minimis provision could be included in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s implementing legislation continue to vex House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle who have raised the issue in recent talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(Daily News)
July 19, 2019

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he will tell a visiting U.S. House delegation on Friday to conclude the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s “approval process ASAP.”


(Daily News)
July 18, 2019

Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena on Thursday said that a budget to implement labor reform in Mexico will be decided by September -- responding to a key concern flagged by congressional Democrats as they consider whether to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
July 18, 2019

As House lawmakers get set to visit Mexico City this weekend, House Ways & Means trade subcommittee chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) told Inside U.S. Trade he plans to get a “better perspective” on a roadmap issued by the Mexican government last month outlining labor reform implementation.


(In Trade)
July 15, 2019

The legislation would require a trade deal to establish a labor secretariat to get fast track treatment.


(In Trade)
July 12, 2019

The letter calls for amending the deal to reflect “the balance achieved in the bipartisan May 10, 2007, agreement.”


(Daily News)
July 11, 2019

House Democrats tapped to work with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on outstanding concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement lauded progress after talks on Wednesday, though one lawmaker assigned to address labor issues said tensions were rising over the pace of negotiations.


(In Trade)
July 08, 2019

The farm group wants changes to labor, enforcement, environmental and biologics provisions.


(In Trade)
July 05, 2019

The deputy foreign minister said the deal would not be re-opened, but told Reuters Mexico and the U.S. were discussing other ways to ensure the U.S. could “initiate a panel against Mexico on labor standards.”


(In Trade)
July 02, 2019

Asked if House Sepaker Pelosi’s public calls to re-open the agreement were sparked by pressure from first-term Democrats – and would give her cover to say she tried if she failed – Grassley responded, “Yes to both questions.”


(In Trade)
June 28, 2019

“We do not want to pass this agreement just slightly different from NAFTA with a little sugar on top and say, ‘See, we did something different.’ If it isn't really going to be enforceable, it will just be NAFTA with sugar on top.”


(Daily News)
June 26, 2019

The administration “can make some changes” to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to win Democratic votes, President Trump said on Wednesday, while House Ways & Means trade subcommittee chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said his caucus was “open” to negotiating how those adjustments could be made.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

Mexico has outlined and submitted to Capitol Hill a “proposed roadmap” showing how it plans to implement its labor law reforms through 2023.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet on Tuesday with a House working group tasked to work with the administration on Democratic concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

Mexican labor unions -- most of them employer-dominated -- are challenging the constitutionality of newly passed labor legislation required by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with nearly 100 separate cases filed in district courts this month.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2019

A vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ahead of Capitol Hill’s August recess is “not going to happen,” House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2019

The chairman of a key committee in the Mexican Senate told his U.S. counterparts this month that Mexican workers in the tomato industry could lose their jobs if the U.S. doesn't agree to a new suspension agreement, which could make them turn to immigration “as an option.”


(In Trade)
June 20, 2019

President Trump cited the International Emergency Economic Powers Act in issuing his threat of tariffs on all goods from Mexico.


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