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Mexico

(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.


(Daily News)
December 08, 2019

After consulting the Mexican Senate on proposed changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Sunday that his government would consider accepting a late-stage U.S. steel demand if it is implemented more than five years after the pact enters into force.


(Daily News)
December 06, 2019

Despite new U.S. demands that have further complicated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement talks, Mexican Under Secretary for North America Jesús Seade on Friday expressed confidence that all issues could be resolved.


(In Trade)
December 06, 2019

Sen. Cantwell and Rep. DelBene “urge the administration to support robust U.S. assistance for capacity building” through the Labor Department and USAID.


(Daily News)
December 05, 2019

A new wrench has been thrown into U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations between Mexican Under Secretary for North America Jesús Seade and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a key lawmaker told reporters on Thursday.


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