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North American Free Trade Agreement

(In Trade)
October 04, 2018

“We’ve seen just visceral opposition to everything that this president proposes. So it’s going to be a tough sell, but I certainly hope we can do it.”


(Daily News)
October 03, 2018

The intellectual property chapter of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement does not include so-called “fair use” exceptions to copyright law, including instead a U.S.-style notice-and-takedown regime for internet service providers -- but not requiring that Canada change its ISP liability system.


(Daily News)
October 03, 2018

Economic counselors from the Canadian and Mexican embassies in the U.S., along with former USTR officials, this week debated what comes next for the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement as the three countries proceed toward ratification and implementation.


(In Trade)
October 03, 2018

Cheese faces a 25 percent tariff in Mexico, which was previously a duty-free dairy market for the U.S.


(In Trade)
October 03, 2018

“It adds layer upon layer of costly new regulations producers must follow to qualify for NAFTA's low tariffs – layers virtually certain to drive up costs for consumers and very likely reduce U.S. jobs in the sector.”


(Daily News)
October 03, 2018

The North American trade deal struck earlier this week includes safeguard provisions that differ dramatically from what the U.S. and Mexico agreed to in bilateral talks, eliminating some compensation requirements and immunity for Mexico from future safeguard actions, according to trade advisory committee reports submitted last week.


(In Trade)
October 03, 2018

“The kind of people who don’t know very much about what’s going on [should] sit down and loosen their belt and their tie and breathe 10 times and then just read something about it and then they’ll realize how they don’t know what they’re talking about.”


(Daily News)
October 02, 2018

Tucked into the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a provision designed to make it more difficult for Canada and Mexico, and potentially other countries, to ink free trade deals with China -- the latest move by the Trump administration to constrain Beijing’s non-market practices.


(In Trade)
October 02, 2018

Canada’s new de minimis will have separate thresholds for duty-free and tax-free treatment.


(In Trade)
October 02, 2018

“I think it’s going to pass and I think it’s going to pass with a substantial majority.”


(Daily News)
October 02, 2018

The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was crafted to resolve or ease several longtime agricultural trade issues among the three countries, including Canadian grain grading, and includes provisions on the use of geographical indications and biotech approvals.


(Daily News)
October 02, 2018

Several Democratic lawmakers are warning the administration that more engagement on the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is needed before the deal is voted on in Congress next year, when their party could be in control of one or both chambers.


(Daily News)
October 01, 2018

The U.S. is considering quotas for Canada and Mexico to replace Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, the president said on Monday, while U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said there was no deadline for resolving the tariffs -- although it was a “high priority.”


(Daily News)
October 01, 2018

Key advisory committees chartered to evaluate trade deals have stopped short of fully endorsing the labor provisions in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, though their reports recognize improvements over language included in prior trade deals including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


(In Trade)
October 01, 2018

Seade: “We don’t see any major difficulties in arriving at the signing – the ratification is a different thing. We will have to respect the sovereignty and rights of the legislatures of each country.”


(Daily News)
October 01, 2018

Many lawmakers on Capitol Hill are praising the announcement of a trilateral NAFTA 2.0 -- now known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which came together late Sunday night -- but Democrats say they will be reviewing closely whether it includes strong, enforceable labor standards.


(Text Document)
October 01, 2018

(In Trade)
October 01, 2018

Side letters say the U.S. won't put “tariffs or import restrictions on goods or services” from Canada or Mexico “under Section 232 ... for at least 60 days after imposition of a measure.”


(Text Document)
October 01, 2018

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