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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
June 27, 2017

Meat groups are debating whether the North American Free Trade Agreement should reinstitute a mandatory country-of-origin labeling law that would apply to beef and pork, with the fight playing out at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s June 27 hearing on the NAFTA renegotiation.


(Daily News)
June 27, 2017

House Ways & Means trade subcommittee ranking member Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) today criticized the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for not offering stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the negotiating objectives of the North American Free Trade Agreement.


(In Trade)
June 27, 2017

The report is timely because today, June 27, marks the first day of USTR hearings on NAFTA and agriculture dominates the more than 11 hours of scheduled testimony.


(Daily News)
June 27, 2017

Textile groups are split over whether the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement should preserve flexibilities to rules of origin that allow products to receive NAFTA benefits even if they do not have the minimum levels of North American content.


(Daily News)
June 26, 2017

The Coalition of Services Industries is calling on the Trump administration to use the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation to ban data localization and to cover so-called new services -- the former was a contentious issue in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and the latter remains an issue in the stalled Trade in Services Agreement negotiations.


(In Trade)
June 26, 2017

Nearly 140 people are expected to testify during the three-day hearing.


(Daily News)
June 23, 2017

Democratic lawmakers are raising concerns about the effectiveness of labor provisions in free trade agreements after the U.S. lost a labor dispute to Guatemala.


(In Trade)
June 23, 2017

“We have a plan, I expect to follow that plan and make that text available and I expect the chairman to instantly tell me when I haven’t.”


(Daily News)
June 22, 2017

The Trump administration does not believe that Mexico must implement reforms to improve workers’ rights before Congress votes to approve and implement a redone NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of the Ways & Means Committee during a June 22 hearing.


(In Trade)
June 22, 2017

“We ask that you sit with us for a substantive discussion of the role trade plays in the economy of our region.”


(In Trade)
June 21, 2017

“I expect to get a high-standard agreement or we're not going to come back with an agreement.”


(In Trade)
June 21, 2017

“We intend to move very quickly” once talks can begin in August, he told the Senate Finance Committee.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2017

After nine years, the United States has lost -- to Guatemala -- the first-ever labor enforcement case brought to dispute settlement under a free trade agreement, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
June 20, 2017

“What will take place in the negotiations, we will see. The table has not been set yet. When it is we'll deal with that.”


(Daily News)
June 19, 2017

Should the Section 232 investigations into the national security implications of steel and aluminum imports lead to presidential actions against foreign producers, the U.S. will “probably” face legal challenges domestically as well as at the World Trade Organization, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday.


(In Trade)
June 19, 2017

Delving into a flurry of NAFTA comments and opinions.


(Daily News)
June 19, 2017

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) is warning the Trump administration against including new immigration language in a renegotiated NAFTA, citing two decades' worth of congressional criticism and actions that followed inclusion of language on professional workers in the 1994 agreement.


(In Trade)
June 19, 2017

“We have given away much more than we have received.”


(Daily News)
June 16, 2017

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America wants a renegotiated NAFTA to tackle a slew of complaints it has with how Canada and Mexico handle pharmaceutical intellectual property and enforce existing NAFTA obligations, arguing that the failure to do so will hinder U.S. export and manufacturing of drugs.


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