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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
February 07, 2019

The use of Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to enforce provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer suggested this week in a meeting with key senators, could fuel retaliation and muddle the chances that the deal is approved by Congress, analysts said.


(In Trade)
February 07, 2019

DeLauro: “As it stands, this deal locks in monopoly rights for Big Pharma, effectively ensuring that drug prices will remain high by providing giveaways to pharmaceutical companies.”


(Daily News)
February 06, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday suggested that Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 could be used to enforce provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, senators told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
February 05, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is scheduled to meet with the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations on Wednesday to discuss U.S.-China talks and other issues, lawmakers confirmed to Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
January 30, 2019

Several members of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee said on Wednesday that they believed a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement vote in Congress before June was unlikely, with Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) saying significant issues still must be worked out with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(Daily News)
January 29, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday submitted to Capitol Hill changes to existing laws he says will be needed to bring the U.S. into compliance with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
January 29, 2019

The report on the economic impact of the deal was set to be completed by March 15.


(Daily News)
January 29, 2019

House Ways & Means Committee ranking member Kevin Brady (R-TX) on Tuesday suggested that Congress would not consider the U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement until steel and aluminum restrictions are lifted.


(In Trade)
January 24, 2019

“The 232s are doing nothing but allowing others to gain market share in the U.S.”


(Daily News)
January 23, 2019

Following a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last week, Reps. Dan Kildee (D-MI) and Ron Kind (D-WI) said on Wednesday that a path forward for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement remained murky, in part because the three countries have yet to resolve disputes over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.


(In Trade)
January 23, 2019

In a letter to Ross and Lighthizer, the associations say they “wish to underscore the importance of lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the removal of all retaliatory tariffs on trade among the parties.”


(Daily News)
January 16, 2019

The partial government shutdown has stymied tariff exclusion requests, stalled anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings and delayed progress in future market openings, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
January 16, 2019

“I have insisted in hearings with the negotiators of this free trade agreement that they make the chapter on labor right obligatory, that it is not a recommendation, because otherwise, there will not be a major change.”


(Daily News)
January 15, 2019

The timeline for congressional consideration of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is “more unclear” than ever due to the partial government shutdown and unanswered questions on Mexican labor reforms and Section 232 tariffs, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) said on Tuesday after speaking with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last week.


(Daily News)
January 15, 2019

Mexico's 2019 budget is unlikely to include money to implement labor reforms called for in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with officials saying President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's administration cannot allocate funds until legislation enacting those reforms is signed into law.


(Daily News)
January 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS -- President Trump said Monday that he believed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was in “very good shape” in Congress despite Democratic concerns.


(In Trade)
January 14, 2019

“Subjecting shipments from Canada and Mexico to a reciprocal threshold would place administrative and cost burdens on small businesses, increase complexity for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and start a global race to lower thresholds – undermining U.S. e-commerce leadership.”


(Daily News)
January 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS -- Hoping for stronger and more “predictable” trade policies, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) said on Sunday that he plans to hold hearings this year to question top administration trade officials.


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