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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
November 18, 2019

While an early trade deal with Japan should significantly reduce barriers for U.S. consumers, the Trump administration should push to complete a comprehensive agreement with Tokyo that conforms with World Trade Organization rules and goes beyond the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in some key areas, according to a group of advisers to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.


(In Trade)
November 15, 2019

“We are concerned that the scoping of this proposal purposely targets, and would almost exclusively impact, U.S.-based companies.”


(Daily News)
November 15, 2019

A group of tax-focused organizations on Friday came out against a link of a multi-employer pension bill to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an idea House Ways & Means Chair Richard Neal (D-MA) and other lawmakers have contemplated as a means of ensuring both are passed by Congress.


(Daily News)
November 14, 2019

Key House Democrats negotiating outstanding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement concerns with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are waiting for administration officials to put their agreements in writing before moving forward, they said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
November 14, 2019

The House Ways & Means Committee chairman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were set to speak with USTR Robert Lighthizer on Thursday.


(Daily News)
November 14, 2019

A resolution between the Trump administration and House Democrats over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is “imminent,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday.


(Daily News)
November 12, 2019

A compromise bill crafted to curb presidential tariff authorities spearheaded by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) won’t be put before the panel before the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is passed by Congress, the chairman said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
November 08, 2019

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) believes the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could “move” as soon as next week.


(Daily News)
November 07, 2019

The Mexican Embassy in the U.S. is targeting first-term Democratic lawmakers in its efforts to ensure the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
November 07, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is pushing auto companies to commit that all of their output -- even autos manufactured and sold within the U.S. -- will meet U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement regional value requirements, tying the demand to requests for longer transition periods for complying with USMCA auto rules of origin, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
November 06, 2019

NEW YORK -- White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Wednesday said the chances of getting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement passed this year were “dwindling” due in large part to the ongoing impeachment inquiry initiated by House Democrats.


(Daily News)
November 05, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) “wouldn’t be opposed” to an arrangement tying a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to the passage of another piece of legislation.


(In Trade)
November 04, 2019

Cruz’s letter reflects a growing concern on Capitol Hill about the inclusion of Section 230-like language in trade agreements.


(Daily News)
October 31, 2019

Any agreement on a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill hammered out by House Democrats and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will have to be reviewed and approved by Mexico and Canada, Mexican Under Secretary for North America Jesús Seade said on Thursday, suggesting the process could delay ratification.


(Daily News)
October 30, 2019

House Ways & Means trade subcommittee member Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) is “leaning no” on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, he said on Wednesday, pointing to what he said were continuing concerns about Mexico's labor commitments.


(In Trade)
October 28, 2019

“Now it’s really just a battle against the calendar, which is always difficult, particularly in the runup to a political season.”


(Daily News)
October 28, 2019

As negotiations between House Democrats and the Trump administration over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement near the finish line, local U.S. television stations are hoping they can squeeze in a fix to the deal they say will prevent Canadian and Mexican companies from pirating their signals.


(Daily News)
October 25, 2019

Mexican officials have been working to assuage concerns among U.S. lawmakers and labor groups that Mexico won’t live up to its U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement labor commitments, but AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka this week said he remained wary, calling Mexico’s funding plan for labor reform implementation “voodoo economics.”


(Daily News)
October 23, 2019

House Democrats and the Trump administration are nearing the final stages of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations, revising proposals “line by line” and eyeing only “a few more meetings” to finish their work, key lawmakers said on Wednesday after a discussion with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(In Trade)
October 23, 2019

Despite losses by Trudeau’s Liberal party, USMCA is not expected to face strong opposition in parliament.


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