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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
October 23, 2019

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ratification efforts should not be linked to multiemployer pension legislation to ensure more Democratic support for the trade deal, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday, addressing an idea under consideration by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA).


(Daily News)
October 22, 2019

As House Democrats continue to work with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on outstanding concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a GOP “whip team” focused on the deal's ratification plans to meet this week to discuss next steps.


(Daily News)
October 22, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says he is concerned “for the first time” about the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
October 18, 2019

A House working group set up to address Democrats' concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is making progress in its talks with the administration, House Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) said on Thursday, saying the sides were “firming it up” but acknowledging more progress was needed on labor.


(Daily News)
October 17, 2019

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has committed to increasing spending on labor reform implementation, according to a letter delivered to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) on Thursday.


(Daily News)
October 16, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with members of the House Democrat working group in charge of ironing out differences in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement this week, with two key lawmakers saying the sides had made significant progress.


(Daily News)
October 16, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has yet to receive a letter on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement promised by Mexican President t Andrés Manuel López Obrador last week, Pelosi told Inside U.S. Trade on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
October 16, 2019

“I think it is just inappropriate right now at this moment to insert this liability protection into trade agreements,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said.


(Daily News)
October 16, 2019

A new digital taxation proposal in Mexico’s 2020 budget plans could threaten U.S. investments in the country’s tech market, lead to double taxation and run afoul of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to a coalition of technology groups.


(In Trade)
October 15, 2019

“Doing so is essential to promoting certainty and growth for manufacturing businesses, workers and families across the United States – each of whom relies on trade with our North American partners to prosper and grow.”


(Daily News)
October 15, 2019

USTR is pointing to a “consultation system” outlined in the text of the new U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement as a “starting point” for how the two parties can address disputes.


(Daily News)
October 10, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has declined a House Energy and Commerce Committee invitation to testify next week about the trade implications of a provision in the Communications Decency Act that protects internet service providers and other companies that host third-party content, according to a committee spokesman.


(Daily News)
October 10, 2019

House Democrats and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are pushing to wrap up negotiations on outstanding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement issues by the end of October, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
October 09, 2019

A premature vote, he said, would be a “colossal mistake.”


(Daily News)
October 08, 2019

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday will send a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging her to put the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to a vote, he told reporters this week.


(Daily News)
October 04, 2019

The proposed budget cut to Mexico’s Labor Ministry in 2020 is not an accurate reflection of the resources Mexico is dedicating to implement labor reform laws called for in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a top Mexican official said on Thursday in response to concerns raised by lawmakers and labor groups in the U.S.


(Daily News)
October 04, 2019

Key House Democrats have received a new proposal crafted by Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) that would address labor concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in part by requiring Mexico to implement labor reforms in at least 500 workplaces before the trade deal is ratified, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(In Trade)
October 04, 2019

“When Pelosi says she wants to get to yes, she wants to get to yes,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Friday.


(In Trade)
October 03, 2019

“This is the hunt for USMCA October.”


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