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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
August 08, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has delivered U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement counterproposals to House Democrats as the two sides continue to negotiate during the August recess.


(Daily News)
August 08, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and House Democrats are continuing talks on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement during the August recess, exchanging “paper” and meeting regularly as lawmakers and their staff await official counterproposals from the administration, congressional sources said.


(In Trade)
August 08, 2019

“We do not believe any provision regarding intermediary liability protections of the type created by [USMCA] Article 19.17 are ripe for inclusion in any trade deal going forward.”


(In Trade)
August 07, 2019

Ujczo spoke about his firm’s “war room” that tracks the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement in Congress as well as Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum -- and, potentially, autos -- along with U.S.-China trade negotiations.


(Daily News)
August 05, 2019

The Trump administration will have to win the support of as many as 80 more Democrats to ensure passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Dickinson Wright trade lawyer Dan Ujczo tells Inside U.S. Trade, warning of a “bump and blame” scenario in which a vote on the trade deal gets pushed until after the 2020 presidential election.


(In Trade)
August 02, 2019

The two countries will meet quarterly on Mexico’s labor commitments


(Daily News)
August 01, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates condemned the Trump administration’s trade policy during a second round of debates this week, with frontrunner Joe Biden saying he would not support a new North American Free Trade Agreement unless it was renegotiated with labor groups at the table.


(In Trade)
August 01, 2019

“This is part of Canada’s ongoing commitment to help improve labour standards and working conditions in Canada and Mexico.”


(In Trade)
July 31, 2019

“I think it’s a legitimate approach, but they have not fleshed it out.”


(Daily News)
July 31, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is working on a “rapid-response” enforcement approach for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that borrows heavily from a proposal introduced by two key Democratic senators earlier this year, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2019

Senate Finance Committee members on Tuesday addressed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement enforcement options that the Trump administration and House Democrats might consider as they work to reach agreement on areas of concern with the deal.


(Daily News)
July 29, 2019

A group of House Democrats in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement working group is demanding answers from a Mexican Goodyear plant after lawmakers were denied entry there earlier this month.


(In Trade)
July 29, 2019

Warren’s plan calls for a slew of changes including increasing transparency during negotiations, creating independent commissions to monitor compliance with labor and environmental standards and renegotiating trade deals with countries that do not meet a set of nine criteria.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2019

In a progress report sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday, the House Democrats' U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement working group said it intended to send detailed text to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer next week, calling on USTR to respond with counteroffers.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday took action against illegal logging in Peru, barring a Peruvian company from exporting timber into the U.S. -- a move that may help the administration ease Democrats’ concerns over the enforceability of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2019

After an enforcement-centric meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday, several U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement working group members said a contentious “panel-blocking” issue with the deal's dispute-settlement approach remained unresolved.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2019

New Democrat Coalition members this week encouraged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to continue working with a group of House lawmakers on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement issues before moving forward with ratification, hoping they can make progress even during the August congressional recess, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
July 25, 2019

Business groups flocked to Capitol Hill this week to push for passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ahead of a lengthy congressional recess, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to boost efforts to promote the deal on lawmaker's home turf.


(In Trade)
July 25, 2019

“Mexico is hardest hit and the United States the least,” states the paper, published by a Canadian think tank.


(Daily News)
July 24, 2019

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), the House chief deputy whip, said on Wednesday that Congress would pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement this year, hinting at a significant number of Democrats likely to support it.


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