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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
April 28, 2017

President Trump on Saturday ordered the Commerce Department and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to review violations of U.S trade agreements and act quickly to address them, a move Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said could have significant implications for the U.S. relationship to the World Trade Organization.


(In Trade)
April 28, 2017

“It is the policy of this Administration to renegotiate, or withdraw from, every trade agreement that does not serve the interests of the United States.”


(In Trade)
April 28, 2017

“An essential step in enabling the government to put in place its team to engage robustly in negotiations on NAFTA and with Asia-Pacific nations.”


(In Trade)
April 28, 2017

“An essential step in enabling the government to put in place its team to engage robustly in negotiations on NAFTA and with Asia-Pacific nations.”


(Daily News)
April 27, 2017

Following reports this week that President Trump was considering a withdrawal from NAFTA -- which he later said was off the table “at this time” -- Canadian officials embarked on an impromptu trip to Washington to meet with Trump administration officials and discuss a path forward for the trilateral agreement, sources said.


(In Trade)
April 27, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso thinks a Pacific deal “could be reached quickly.”


(In Trade)
April 27, 2017

“If we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA. Relationships are good -- deal very possible!”


(Daily News)
April 26, 2017

After administration officials drafted an executive order aimed at withdrawing the United States from NAFTA, President Trump told Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday that he won’t terminate the deal “at this time.”


(Daily News)
April 26, 2017

The agriculture industry is livid that the Trump administration is considering an executive order setting in motion the U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA, voicing concerns that doing so would cost them favorable market access terms with their most important trading partners, Mexico and Canada.


(Daily News)
April 26, 2017

Administration officials are divided over a draft executive order to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and butting heads on whether to issue a notification to withdraw at the same time the White House formally notifies Congress of its intent to renegotiate the deal, multiple sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
April 25, 2017

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross -- after announcing preliminary countervailing duty rates for softwood lumber from Canada this week -- on Tuesday said “one of the problems” with NAFTA is that lumber and an unrelated dairy dispute with Canada are two key areas not covered by the trilateral agreement, which he said is stalled in Congress.


(In Trade)
April 24, 2017

“I am going to either renegotiate it or I am going to terminate it.”


(In Trade)
April 24, 2017

“I am going to either renegotiate it or I am going to terminate it.”


(Daily News)
April 24, 2017

A coalition of 18 firms and business groups is pressing for the Trump administration to ensure restrictions on duty drawbacks are removed from NAFTA, arguing the provisions are outdated and harm U.S. manufacturers and exporters.


(In Trade)
April 24, 2017

“The bottom line is we need to move forward on this deal. It is critical to our economic and geopolitical well-being. Period.”


(In Trade)
April 21, 2017

The Iowa senator said lawmakers “will have to make sure the people working under him know how important this is for us.”


(In Trade)
April 21, 2017

Talks must be concluded before elections in the U.S. and Mexico next year, he said, because the deal is a “punching bag for candidates.”


(In Trade)
April 20, 2017

“We're going to have to get to the negotiating table with Canada very very quickly.”


(Daily News)
April 20, 2017

Darci Vetter, chief agriculture negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during the Obama administration, this week cautioned President Trump’s team to seek a more measured approach to NAFTA talks and warned that a failure to do so could backfire against the U.S. agriculture industry in particular, making it an easy target for retaliation.


(Daily News)
April 18, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday promised “big changes” in a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement -- or threatened to otherwise get rid of the deal -- and blasted the requirements and time lines laid out in the Trade Promotion Authority law as “horrendous” and “ridiculous.”


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