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North American Free Trade Agreement

(In Trade)
February 13, 2019

The “Pass USMCA” coalition is “focused on supporting swift passage of the USMCA by highlighting its unique benefits to America's workers, consumers, businesses, and economy.”


(Daily News)
February 13, 2019

House Ways & Means members expect to meet this month with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with some mulling a public hearing to address both USMCA and China.


(Daily News)
February 12, 2019

Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said Tuesday that while he supports efforts to lower the cost of prescription drugs, he does not back changes to pharmaceutical provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that Democrats have suggested.


(Daily News)
February 11, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday that his department has been telling the White House and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico should be lifted.


(In Trade)
February 11, 2019

“The biggest threat to the USMCA in establishing a strong global baseline for IP protection lies in its exclusion of a whole swathe of the Canadian economy.”


(In Trade)
February 08, 2019

“You can have the best language on any subject in a bill, but if you don't have the enforcement provisions very strongly spelled out – not as a sidebar, not as a side letter, but central to the treaty – then there's a problem.”


(Daily News)
February 07, 2019

The use of Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to enforce provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer suggested this week in a meeting with key senators, could fuel retaliation and muddle the chances that the deal is approved by Congress, analysts said.


(In Trade)
February 07, 2019

DeLauro: “As it stands, this deal locks in monopoly rights for Big Pharma, effectively ensuring that drug prices will remain high by providing giveaways to pharmaceutical companies.”


(Daily News)
February 06, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday suggested that Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 could be used to enforce provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, senators told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
February 05, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is scheduled to meet with the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations on Wednesday to discuss U.S.-China talks and other issues, lawmakers confirmed to Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
January 30, 2019

Several members of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee said on Wednesday that they believed a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement vote in Congress before June was unlikely, with Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) saying significant issues still must be worked out with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(Daily News)
January 29, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday submitted to Capitol Hill changes to existing laws he says will be needed to bring the U.S. into compliance with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
January 29, 2019

The report on the economic impact of the deal was set to be completed by March 15.


(Daily News)
January 29, 2019

House Ways & Means Committee ranking member Kevin Brady (R-TX) on Tuesday suggested that Congress would not consider the U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement until steel and aluminum restrictions are lifted.


(In Trade)
January 24, 2019

“The 232s are doing nothing but allowing others to gain market share in the U.S.”


(Daily News)
January 23, 2019

Following a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last week, Reps. Dan Kildee (D-MI) and Ron Kind (D-WI) said on Wednesday that a path forward for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement remained murky, in part because the three countries have yet to resolve disputes over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.


(In Trade)
January 23, 2019

In a letter to Ross and Lighthizer, the associations say they “wish to underscore the importance of lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the removal of all retaliatory tariffs on trade among the parties.”


(Daily News)
January 16, 2019

The partial government shutdown has stymied tariff exclusion requests, stalled anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings and delayed progress in future market openings, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


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