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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
November 30, 2018

BUENOS AIRES – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said the U.S., Mexico and Canada would focus on a resolution to U.S. Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum now that the three countries have signed their new trade deal, adding that an agreement on the tariffs was never going to be part of NAFTA renegotiation talks.


(In Trade)
November 30, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called GM's recent plant closings a “heavy blow,” adding, “and Donald, it's all the more reason why we need to keep working to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminum between our countries.”


(Daily News)
November 30, 2018

BUENOS AIRES – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be signed on Friday without the countries reaching a resolution on Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade, though trade ministers worked through the night on the issue.


(Daily News)
November 30, 2018

BUENOS AIRES – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was signed on Friday without a resolution on U.S. Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs despite last-minute negotiations, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
November 29, 2018

“For the sake of Canada’s dairy sector, and its overall sovereignty, we ask that you please reconsider until the issue of U.S. oversight can be properly addressed.”


(Daily News)
November 28, 2018

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a former U.S. Trade Representative, on Wednesday said Mexico might not sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement if the Trump administration does not lift its Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum.


(Daily News)
November 27, 2018

Representatives from a swath of industry sectors are coalescing on Capitol Hill this week to make a final push for a resolution to Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, with many executives calling on Congress to play a more active role.


(Daily News)
November 26, 2018

Technology organizations and analysts say the digital trade chapter of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is unlikely to require many legal changes, contending it is designed to handle future barriers to digital trade instead.


(Daily News)
November 21, 2018

A group of 12 Republican senators is pushing President Trump to send Capitol Hill a draft implementing bill by next week, arguing that passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could become much more challenging next year.


(In Trade)
November 21, 2018

Seade: “The tide of support from industry and consumer groups and governors has gone so high that even the Democrats that dislike this kind of instrument will probably think twice before ditching it.”


(Daily News)
November 20, 2018

Celeste Drake, trade policy specialist with the AFL-CIO, told the U.S. International Trade Commission last week that the Trump administration must get more “creative” in crafting the language used to enforce labor provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
November 19, 2018

“Our industries want to support this new agreement when it faces Congressional review, but that depends heavily on having an overall package that benefits, rather than harms, our long-term ability to survive in a global economy.”


(Daily News)
November 16, 2018

After speaking with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) said the two were on the same page on changes that must be made for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to receive support from Democrats.


(Daily News)
November 15, 2018

Members of the U.S. International Trade Commission this week questioned stakeholders on the costs and benefits of the new auto rule-of-origin provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, probing which provisions were considered most problematic.


(Daily News)
November 15, 2018

The good regulatory practices chapter of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could serve as a template for future negotiations with the European Union, according to former U.S. trade negotiators, analysts and stakeholders.


(Daily News)
November 14, 2018

While U.S. and Canadian officials are working to reach a Section 232 resolution on steel and aluminum restrictions, an agreement before the signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is not guaranteed, Kirsten Hillman, Canada's deputy ambassador to the U.S., said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
November 13, 2018

Reps. Sandy Levin (D-MI) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) will kick things off on Thursday.


(In Trade)
November 12, 2018

The outgoing majority leader says he is “hopeful” USMCA will not be slowed down in the next Congress.


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