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(Daily News)
March 22, 2019

For the first time since the conclusion of the Section 232 probe into steel and aluminum imports, the United Steelworkers is calling for the removal of tariffs and quotas on Canada ahead of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement's ratification, with sources suggesting that President Trump's push for quotas has not been mollified.


(Daily News)
March 22, 2019

As Mexico's government works to implement a package of labor reforms called for in the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement, several different proposals are under consideration in the Mexican Congress -- and opposition in the business community is mounting.


(Text Document)
March 22, 2019

(In Trade)
March 22, 2019

Kenneth Smith Ramos suggests the battle over the deal's ratification could include requests for “concessions that have nothing to do with the USMCA,” such as tax policy changes or an increase in the federal minimum wage.


(Daily News)
March 21, 2019

U.S. tomato growers say they face declining production and employment because of lower-priced fresh tomatoes entering the market from Mexico, while Mexican producers counter that U.S. growers, particularly in Florida, are facing difficulties because they have not kept up with infrastructure investments and product diversification.


(Daily News)
March 20, 2019

As discussions on how to resolve a Section 232 tariff dispute with Canada and Mexico continue, sources say a host of factors could keep the restrictions in place for some time, with President Trump insisting that quotas or tariffs be applied despite pushback from both countries and the prospect of further complications for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
March 19, 2019

Christopher Landau is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.


(Daily News)
March 14, 2019

The largest U.S. labor federation is calling for significant changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and warning that if the deal is voted on “prematurely,” it will mobilize opposition forces as it did for prior free trade agreements.


(In Trade)
March 14, 2019

Mexican seasonal fruit and vegetable growers, he said, have “little regard for the rules that are supposed to guarantee that freely imported goods are also fairly traded.”


(Daily News)
March 14, 2019

Mexico’s top economic and labor officials arrived in Washington, DC, on Wednesday to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and Section 232 issues with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Capitol Hill, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(Daily News)
March 08, 2019

A coalition of border state organizations and companies, along with Arizona lawmakers, is pushing back against the Trump administration's announcement last month of its intent to withdraw from a suspension agreement with Mexico over fresh tomatoes.


(Daily News)
March 05, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday that the removal of Section 232 tariffs on Canada and Mexico was the “first step” toward the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, after which some Democratic concerns about the deal's environmental and labor provisions would have to be “accommodated.”


(In Trade)
March 05, 2019

“While some progress has been made, it is clear from current auto company investments abroad, that more work needs to be done to make this agreement enforceable and meaningful to our members and their job security.”


(In Trade)
March 04, 2019

First up is a package of labor reforms, which could be approved before Mexico's Congress adjourns in late April.


(In Trade)
February 28, 2019

“While we are deeply disappointed that both Canada and Mexico were unwilling to raise theirthresholds for express shipments to match the U.S. $800 level, lowering the U.S. threshold in response is contrary to well-demonstrated Congressional intent.”


(In Trade)
February 26, 2019

“The effort will harness the advocacy strength of a broad membership of companies, trade associations, and chambers of commerce, including many that operate outside of Washington, DC.”


(In Trade)
February 26, 2019

Fifty-one percent favor its passage; 14 percent oppose it.


(Daily News)
February 24, 2019

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on Sunday called on governors from across the U.S. to help the White House ensure the congressional ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, saying “it would give us momentum” in talks with China.


(Daily News)
February 21, 2019

Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton on Thursday said he was confident a dispute over U.S. Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum would be resolved “in a few weeks.”


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