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(Daily News)
May 21, 2019

Senate Republicans believe congressional approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would be aided by Canada opting to ratify the deal first, lawmakers told Inside U.S. Trade after meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday. 


(Daily News)
May 21, 2019

As U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer continues to meet with Democrats to push for the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, many maintain that the removal of the Section 232 tariffs on Canada and Mexico was merely a step in a larger process toward moving the deal to a vote -- a process that could involve small groups of lawmakers to deal with the most pressing issues.


(Daily News)
May 17, 2019

The U.S. will eliminate Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico in exchange for the repeal of retaliatory duties on U.S. goods, though all parties retain authority to re-impose 25 and 10 percent tariffs if there is a surge in imports and consultations about the sudden increase fail.


(Daily News)
May 17, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative could announce a final resolution to the national security-based steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico as soon as Friday, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
May 16, 2019

The Mexican tomato industry last week rejected a Commerce Department proposal for a new tomato suspension agreement, compelling the representatives to file suit with the U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
May 15, 2019

Mexico is close to a Section 232 deal with the U.S., Mexican Under Secretary for North America Jesús Seade said on Wednesday, adding that he was optimistic Canada was nearing an agreement as well -- but both Canadian and Mexican officials suggested talks remained at a stalemate.


(In Trade)
May 15, 2019

The PIIE paper analyzes congressional districts most heavily dependent on exports to Canada and Mexico to determine who is most likely to vote yes if the deal is brought to the House floor.


(Daily News)
May 15, 2019

After a Wednesday meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, House Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) praised the “goodwill in the room” but said USTR’s proposal to address Democrats’ concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement still had a “ways to go.”


(In Trade)
May 14, 2019

Freeland will visit Washington, DC, on Wednesday to discuss Section 232 tariffs with U.S. officials and lawmakers.


(Daily News)
May 14, 2019

The U.S. and its North American trading partners could soon reach an agreement on Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
May 10, 2019

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is striving to graft biologics language included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership onto the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement after it was “ignored” by the Office of U.S. Trade Representative over the objections of Canada and Mexico, he said on Friday.


(In Trade)
May 10, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence visited Peterson’s district this week and called on him to push for a vote on the agreement.


(Daily News)
May 10, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week showed a new “willingness” to address the Democrats' concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which met with the USTR on Thursday.  


(Daily News)
May 09, 2019

A possible lack of funding and a series of special sessions scheduled during the Mexican legislature's upcoming congressional recess, which could result in changes to the labor legislation required by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, are spurring concern among U.S. labor unions about the viability of Mexico’s pledges.


(In Trade)
May 08, 2019

“We don't consider that a law in Mexico approved by its Congress needs someone from the outside to validate it.”


(Daily News)
May 08, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats are continuing to engage with the administration about their concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but an accord on how -- or if -- to proceed toward a vote remains far from certain, lawmakers said this week.


(Daily News)
May 08, 2019

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), chairman of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee, said this week that his caucus sees “no advantage” to rushing a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, though he contended the deal was “dead” if it is not addressed before next year’s elections are in full swing.


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