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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
December 19, 2019

The House on Thursday passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s implementing bill 385-41, setting up the Trump administration's signature trade deal for Senate consideration – and ratification – in 2020.


(Daily News)
December 19, 2019

The Senate should not consider the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement under Trade Promotion Authority fast-track procedure because the Trump administration has failed to comply with the law, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
December 19, 2019

Major opposition parties in Canada's Parliament last week expressed concerns over the modified U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, potentially throwing a wrench in the ratification process in Ottawa but not putting the deal's future in serious jeopardy, analysts said this week.


(In Trade)
December 19, 2019

DeLauro says USMCA still falls short on environmental standards and should not be a model for future deals.


(In Trade)
December 18, 2019

“USMCA cannot end up in the Senate’s legislative graveyard.”


(In Trade)
December 18, 2019

Hoffa: “The renegotiation of NAFTA and the subsequent improvements made by Democratic leadership have resulted in a final package that is superior to the original.”


(In Trade)
December 18, 2019

“We are going to come back and go immediately into trial,” according to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).


(Daily News)
December 18, 2019

Senate Finance Committee members Tim Scott (SC) and James Lankford (OK) believe the U.S. should prioritize efforts to strike a bilateral deal with New Zealand next year, a subject Scott said he recently raised with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(Daily News)
December 17, 2019

The House Ways & Means Committee on Tuesday favorably reported the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill out of committee, setting up a full House vote on Thursday.


(In Trade)
December 17, 2019

The USTR this week has sat for two rare television interviews.


(In Trade)
December 17, 2019

The assessments of the deal's likely impact on employment, labor and the environment have not yet been made public.


(Daily News)
December 16, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday sent Mexican Under Secretary for North America Jesús Seade a letter crafted to reassure Mexico's government that U.S. labor attachés promised in the Trump administration's U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing legislation will not be akin to labor inspectors.


(Daily News)
December 16, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement protocol of amendment signed by the three countries last week is drawing praise from labor analysts and business representatives for its tweaks to some provisions in the original deal, but the efficacy of a new rapid-response enforcement tool is stirring some concern.


(In Trade)
December 15, 2019

Mexico's under secretary for North America laments the idea of labor attachés “whose function is not clear but Mexico will NEVER accept if ... disguised inspectors, for a simple reason: Mexican law prohibits it.”


(Daily News)
December 13, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing legislation, submitted to Congress on Friday, includes the creation of several interagency panels designated to oversee the implementation of the deal’s labor and auto rules, among other items.


(Daily News)
December 13, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Friday announced the White House sent Congress the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill, setting up the House Ways & Means Committee to consider the bill on Tuesday.


(In Trade)
December 13, 2019

Similar rapid-response mechanisms should be included in “every trade agreement going forward to protect American jobs,” Brown said.


(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.”


(In Trade)
December 12, 2019

"The USMCA trade agreement could be brought to the floor next week."


(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.


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