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Mexico

(Daily News)
July 26, 2018

The U.S. is aiming to wrap up the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in August so that it can be signed before the new Mexican president takes office in December, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Senate panel on Thursday.


(In Trade)
July 25, 2018

“I believe a successful renegotiation of the [NAFTA] will lead to even more jobs and higher wages … but only if it can go quickly.”


(In Trade)
July 23, 2018

“I think that prolonging the uncertainty could slow down investments in the medium and long-term, which obviously hinders economic growth in Mexico.”


(Daily News)
July 18, 2018

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo will travel to Washington, DC on July 26 to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexican sources confirmed to Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
July 17, 2018

Mexico and Canada will be exempt from new U.S. tariffs on autos and auto parts the U.S. if the three NAFTA countries successfully renegotiate the deal, Mexico's ambassador to the U.S. said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
July 16, 2018

The U.S. has initiated World Trade Organization dispute settlement proceedings with Canada, Mexico, the European Union, Turkey and China over tariffs the countries have placed on U.S. products in response to steel and aluminum duties imposed by the U.S. earlier this year under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and justified via national security, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on Monday.


(In Trade)
July 12, 2018

The Mexican economy secretary said he discussed timing with USTR Lighthizer this week.


(In Trade)
July 09, 2018

Following the Mexican election, a slew of auto groups tout “a great opportunity to update this trade agreement and ... allow the North American auto industry to remain globally competitive.”


(In Trade)
July 05, 2018

“I think there is ground to actually update and modernize those provisions in a way that everybody feels satisfied.”


(In Trade)
July 03, 2018

Seade on NAFTA: If the impression was [a deal was possible] a month ago, why would [it not] be a month from now.


(Daily News)
July 02, 2018

Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador does not plan to call for major changes to Mexico’s position in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Jesús Seade, AMLO’s chief negotiator, said Monday.


(In Trade)
July 02, 2018

“AMLO in several statements and indeed all his economic team have categorically stated his commitment to free and open trade and our full support to the NAFTA renegotiation as has been conducted for Mexico by Secretary Guajardo and his team.”


(Daily News)
June 28, 2018

Mexicans will head to the polls on Sunday all but certain to elect the nationalist Andrés Manuel López Obrador as their new president, a historic move likely to inject more uncertainty into the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations.


(Daily News)
June 28, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told first-term Republican House members on Wednesday that he did not plan to drop a U.S. demand for a NAFTA sunset provision, despite concerns raised by many lawmakers.


(In Trade)
June 27, 2018

“We had a productive conversation today about the status of ongoing NAFTA negotiations and the potential impact on our districts.”


(In Trade)
June 27, 2018

“I think we're going to get there more quickly – I think it's probably already very close – with Mexico. My concern is with our good friends to the north. And I do mean good friends. Some of my best friends are Canadians.”


(In Trade)
June 22, 2018

“I'll have the odd conversation but no real engagement, no real negotiating session.”


(In Trade)
June 22, 2018

Targeting China now, he said, “seems to us to be violating kind of one of those principles that our president has in the past always adhered to, which is to negotiate from a position of strength.”


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