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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
January 19, 2017

The incoming Trump administration will issue executive orders on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and North American Free Trade Agreement "very shortly" upon taking office and will not wait for trade-related administration nominees to be confirmed by the Senate, a Trump transition spokesman said today.


(Daily News)
January 18, 2017

President-elect Trump’s pick for Commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, told the Senate Commerce Committee during his Jan. 18 confirmation hearing that he and his office will not poach powers from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative -- and said renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement will be a “very early” priority for the Trump administration.


(In Trade)
January 18, 2017

The Globe and Mail reports the U.S. wants to discuss the deal's “country of origin rules and the independent dispute-settlement mechanism.”


(In Trade)
January 11, 2017

The secretary of State nominee questions “whether the agreement that was negotiated serves all of America's interests best.”


(In Trade)
January 09, 2017

The ambassador to the U.S. and others have met with top Trump advisers Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, according to the Globe and Mail.


(In Trade)
January 06, 2017

The Connecticut Democrat says the president-elect is “sticking taxpayers with a huge bill.”


(Daily News)
January 04, 2017

Now that President-elect Donald Trump has announced Robert Lighthizer as his pick for chief trade negotiator, House Democrats are worried that Lighthizer's power could be undermined by other cabinet picks who the lawmakers charge back an approach that does not align with Trump's campaign promises on trade.


(Daily News)
January 04, 2017

Now that President-elect Donald Trump has announced Robert Lighthizer as his pick for chief trade negotiator, House Democrats are worried that Lighthizer's power could be undermined by other cabinet picks who the lawmakers charge back an approach that does not align with Trump's campaign promises on trade.


(In Trade)
January 04, 2017

“Both the process of negotiations and the contents of the agreement must change.”


(In Trade)
January 02, 2017

The lawmakers will address changes needed “to deliver on campaign promises to significantly rework America’s trade policies.”


(Inside U.S. Trade)
January 02, 2017

The lawmakers will address changes needed “to deliver on campaign promises to significantly rework America’s trade policies.”


(In Trade)
December 20, 2016

The organization calls for the removal of the procurement chapter while asking for labor and environment provisions.


(Daily News)
December 02, 2016

Representative Richard Neal (D-MA) on Dec. 2 was elected as ranking member of the House Ways & Means Committee by his Democratic colleagues on the committee. He told Inside U.S. Trade on Dec. 1 that trade policy must be revamped before Congress and the general public will be willing to get behind large new trade deals.


(Daily News)
November 30, 2016

President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Commerce Department, Wilbur Ross, called the Trans-Pacific Partnershp “a flawed agreement” and dismissed TPP proponents' and President Obama's efforts to pass the deal “a fiction of people's imagination.”


(Daily News)
November 29, 2016

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) says he keeping an open mind on President-elect Trump’s emerging trade agenda -- although he plans on pushing to keep at least parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement alive despite Trump’s pledge to withdraw the United States from it on day one of his presidency.


(In Trade)
November 29, 2016

“We need to emphasize the data, the job growth in the U.S. because of NAFTA. We complement each other.”


(In Trade)
November 28, 2016

“The damage assessment is not just Mexico’s.”


(In Trade)
November 17, 2016

Derek Scissors offers trade policy recommendations for the incoming president.


(In Trade)
November 17, 2016

CBC reports that officials from the two countries “reached out to each other” about working with the president-elect.


(Daily News)
November 16, 2016

Senate Finance Committee member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is calling for President-elect Trump to conduct a sweeping review of the United States’ trade relationship with China, pick a U.S. Trade Representative with a background in manufacturing, ditch the Trans-Pacific Partnership and renegotiate NAFTA.


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