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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
May 06, 2019

A group of 21 House Ways & Means Democrats is questioning how the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will impact Capitol Hill's ability to address rising health care costs, contending the intellectual property changes in the deal will “almost certainly” lead to higher prices for U.S. consumers.


(Daily News)
May 06, 2019

The Canadian government last week removed 10 percent tariffs on some boating devices as part of its efforts to reshape a list of goods hit with retaliatory tariffs in response to U.S. Section 232 restrictions imposed on steel and aluminum last May.


(In Trade)
May 03, 2019

Pence says administration will deal with USMCA issues raised by key senators.


(Daily News)
May 03, 2019

Mexican officials are in Washington, DC, this week to discuss the possibility of replacing Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum with tariff-rate quotas, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
May 03, 2019

Bemoaning a lack of outreach from the White House, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) this week said the Trump administration was either not making the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement a “priority” or “it's not coming soon.”


(Daily News)
May 02, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement should be voted on even if tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are still in place, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Thursday, breaking from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) assertion that unless the duties are lifted the deal is “dead.”


(In Trade)
May 02, 2019

“It is time for the ITC to develop the analytic tools capable of transparently exploring the complex distributional impacts of these economic arrangements.”


(Daily News)
May 01, 2019

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) on Wednesday released a side-by-side comparison of Mexico’s new labor reforms to the commitments the country made in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, touting the reforms as compliant with the deal and urging its passage.


(In Trade)
May 01, 2019

Toomey, in questions submitted for the record following a March hearing, asked “has your agency developed any internal legal documents to justify such a withdrawal attempt?”


(Daily News)
April 30, 2019

Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling the Mexican Senate's passage of a labor reform bill a step in the right direction as they continue to evaluate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with enforcement still a key concern.


(Daily News)
April 30, 2019

President Trump used a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday to assess where they stood on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to participants who said they stressed the importance of enforceability during the brief discussion.


(In Trade)
April 30, 2019

“Exactly what labor leaders in the United States and Mexico have sought for decades.”


(In Trade)
April 29, 2019

“If these tariffs aren’t lifted, USMCA is dead.”


(Daily News)
April 25, 2019

“Well-known” flaws in NAFTA’s dispute settlement process are making some Democrats question whether to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a group of 25 lawmakers said this week.


(Daily News)
April 25, 2019

Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer beginning on Thursday, Japanese officials confirmed to Inside U.S. Trade, a day before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Trump in Washington, DC.


(In Trade)
April 24, 2019

“The clock is ticking,” he said in Detroit, calling for the deal to be approved by Congress this year.


(Daily News)
April 23, 2019

Former congressional trade committee lawyers this week expressed little optimism that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would be ratified this year, with many questioning President Trump’s willingness to address Democratic concerns and ensure a vote before August recess.


(Daily News)
April 23, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is still insisting that Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 is a key enforcement mechanism for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s labor provisions, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
April 22, 2019

Mexico's ambassador to the U.S. on Monday defended labor reform legislation required by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is expected to pass the Mexican Senate this week, as sufficient to ease U.S. concerns with the country’s labor compliance, calling on Democrats to be clearer about what they need to back the deal.


(In Trade)
April 19, 2019

“I think that anybody who’s patriotic would take a look at that bill and want to vote for it, and that’s why if it gets to the floor, I think it will get the vast majority of Republican and Democratic votes.”


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