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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
July 11, 2019

House Democrats tapped to work with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on outstanding concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement lauded progress after talks on Wednesday, though one lawmaker assigned to address labor issues said tensions were rising over the pace of negotiations.


(Daily News)
July 10, 2019

A leader of the House working group on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement labor issues told Inside U.S. Trade on Wednesday that he will be traveling to Mexico next weekend to discuss “panel blocking” with Mexican officials.


(Daily News)
July 09, 2019

Tuesday marked the first day the Trump administration could legally send a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill to Capitol Hill, but National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said the draft legislation was unlikely to be submitted before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gave the go-ahead.


(In Trade)
July 09, 2019

Despite USMCA, they say, U.S. producers “remain concerned that access to Canada’s market will continue to be inhibited based on Canada’s requirement that strictly limits the varieties of wheat that can be included in its premium classes.”


(Daily News)
July 08, 2019

Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Monday warned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer not to send implementing legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement to Congress until he has addressed Democrats’ concerns with the pact.


(In Trade)
July 08, 2019

The farm group wants changes to labor, enforcement, environmental and biologics provisions.


(In Trade)
July 05, 2019

The deputy foreign minister said the deal would not be re-opened, but told Reuters Mexico and the U.S. were discussing other ways to ensure the U.S. could “initiate a panel against Mexico on labor standards.”


(Daily News)
July 03, 2019

The U.S. Conference of Mayors this week called for changes to the text of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement -- largely mirroring Democratic concerns over labor, enforcement and environmental protections -- and for Congress to schedule a vote on the deal in 2019.


(In Trade)
July 02, 2019

Asked if House Sepaker Pelosi’s public calls to re-open the agreement were sparked by pressure from first-term Democrats – and would give her cover to say she tried if she failed – Grassley responded, “Yes to both questions.”


(In Trade)
June 28, 2019

“We do not want to pass this agreement just slightly different from NAFTA with a little sugar on top and say, ‘See, we did something different.’ If it isn't really going to be enforceable, it will just be NAFTA with sugar on top.”


(Daily News)
June 26, 2019

The administration “can make some changes” to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to win Democratic votes, President Trump said on Wednesday, while House Ways & Means trade subcommittee chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said his caucus was “open” to negotiating how those adjustments could be made.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

Mexico has outlined and submitted to Capitol Hill a “proposed roadmap” showing how it plans to implement its labor law reforms through 2023.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet on Tuesday with a House working group tasked to work with the administration on Democratic concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows U.S. government procurement contracts are more likely to be awarded to foreign companies when subject to international trade commitments, prompting two Democratic senators to call for expanded “Buy America” laws.


(In Trade)
June 21, 2019

“Democratic Congress members' resolve could be bolstered by the unanimous support of so many Democratic candidates vying for the presidency,” according to the Citizens Trade Campaign.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2019

A vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ahead of Capitol Hill’s August recess is “not going to happen,” House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
June 19, 2019

 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer called it “a crucial step forward.”


(Daily News)
June 19, 2019

Members of the House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday highlighted countries around the globe they feel are ripe for trade agreements with the U.S., with some urging that talks be promptly initiated as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and China trade issues are worked out.


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