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North American Free Trade Agreement

(In Trade)
September 25, 2018

“We understand the effort to improve U.S. trade policy, but in doing so, we must not choose policy vehicles that leave large numbers of our citizens worse off.”


(Daily News)
September 24, 2018

Joshua Bolten, president and CEO of the Business Roundtable, on Monday refuted President Trump's assertion that his tariff-rich approach to trade was improving the economy and said nearly all of the industry group's members are opposed to the administration's use of trade restrictions.


(Daily News)
September 24, 2018

The new U.S.-Mexico trade deal includes currency provisions that will be subject to dispute settlement rules, Inside U.S. Trade has learned, marking a departure other U.S. trade agreements that address currency in non-binding side pacts.


(Daily News)
September 21, 2018

Rules of origin governing whether some chemicals will be eligible for benefits under a new U.S.-Mexico trade pact are more flexible than provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement, sources said, adding the new rules are akin to those included in the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.


(In Trade)
September 21, 2018

“I worry that politics in Canada is trumping common sense because there’s a very good deal that was designed by Mexico and the U.S. to appeal to Canada. And they’re not signing up.”


(In Trade)
September 20, 2018

The ‘tough’ discussions are also being described as ‘constructive’ and ‘positive.’


(Daily News)
September 19, 2018

Tom Donohue, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, told reporters on Wednesday that a trade deal with Mexico alone -- leaving Canada out -- should not be considered a deal at all.


(In Trade)
September 19, 2018

“'Don't delay' would be my message.”


(In Trade)
September 18, 2018

“Mexico negotiated in good faith and in a timely manner, and if Canada does not cooperate in the negotiations, Congress will have no choice but to consider options about how best to move forward.”


(In Trade)
September 18, 2018

“There are some conversations it’s better to have face-to-face and I think it’s absolutely the right thing for us to meet this week.”


(In Trade)
September 17, 2018

“How do we tell the U.S. and Mexico that we won’t surrender Canadian markets, reduce labour standards and open ourselves up to massive job loss when that is exactly what we are in the process of doing with ten other nations?”


(In Trade)
September 13, 2018

The session had been set for Friday -- weather permitting.


(Daily News)
September 13, 2018

The debate over Canadian dairy market access in the NAFTA negotiations is the “issue that’s probably the most difficult that I’ve ever seen,” the chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Wednesday during a broad defense of the Trump administration’s trade policies.


(Daily News)
September 13, 2018

Critics of the NAFTA investor-state dispute settlement system believe pared-down investor protections in the U.S.-Mexico deal announced on Aug. 27 are a step in the right direction, but they don't want even those lesser provisions to be included in a deal with Canada.


(In Trade)
September 13, 2018

The Canadian foreign minister said NAFTA talks had “absolutely not” hit a stalemate.


(In Trade)
September 12, 2018

The state of the NAFTA talks is on the agenda.


(In Trade)
September 11, 2018

“We'll see if we can get them into the deal we already have with Mexico.... We've all been dealing in good faith.”


(Daily News)
September 10, 2018

Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee say U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s Aug. 31 notification to Congress of a new deal with Mexico goes against the spirit of the 2015 Trade Promotion Authority law – and they have “several questions” they need answered.


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