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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
November 06, 2018

Advisers to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are asking the administration to clarify the intent behind the inclusion of a non-market economy clause included in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with some calling for the termination of such a provision before a deal is finalized.


(Daily News)
November 06, 2018

Key advisory committees to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have revised their comments on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement following Canada's last-minute addition to the deal, praising the trilateral conclusion but singling out additional provisions they think warrant more consideration.


(In Trade)
November 06, 2018

The prime minister also disputed the idea, espoused by President Trump, that tariffs were a factor behind the deal's conclusion.


(In Trade)
November 05, 2018

The Association for Accessible Medicines, AFL-CIO, AARP, Blue Cross Blue Shield and others say the deal could “exacerbate the problem of high prescription drug prices.”


(Daily News)
November 05, 2018

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce contends that while the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is an improvement over the original NAFTA in some areas, several of its provisions should not be “viewed as precedents” for future trade deals.


(Daily News)
November 05, 2018

Investment language in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement should not be used as the basis for provisions in future deals because it promises less protection than NAFTA, industry representatives said last week.


(Daily News)
November 05, 2018

The Mexican Senate likely will approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement despite a lack of cohesion in the incoming president's party, Morena, which has control of the body, analysts said.


(Daily News)
November 02, 2018

President Trump's nearly two years in office have upended free trade orthodoxy -- he has imposed tariffs, threatened to withdraw from various multilateral agreements, targeted trade relationships with longtime U.S. allies -- and thrust trade into the limelight on the midterm campaign trail.


(Daily News)
November 01, 2018

Labor provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, while an improvement over the original NAFTA, are unlikely to make a “meaningful difference” for North American workers, the AFL-CIO said this week.


(Daily News)
November 01, 2018

An analysis commissioned by the Farm Foundation shows that an estimated $450 million in export gains for U.S. agriculture under the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would be undermined by an $1.8 billion loss due to retaliatory tariffs from the two countries.


(Daily News)
November 01, 2018

Industry groups this week weighed in on the economic impacts of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with several calling on the U.S. International Trade Commission to scrutinize how new auto rule-of-origin provisions will impact certain sectors.


(Daily News)
October 30, 2018

Technology policy experts and foreign officials are eyeing a U.S.-Japan Free Trade Agreement as a platform for digital trade rules that the rest of the world -- including China -- can follow.


(In Trade)
October 30, 2018

“To our friends in Mexico: If you don't help Trump stop this caravan you're going to pay a price in Congress when it comes to this trade deal.”


(Daily News)
October 26, 2018

U.S. and Mexican officials are eyeing late next week or the week after for the start of formal negotiations aimed at arriving at a Section 232 resolution that is palatable for both countries, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
October 24, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is seeking changes to the de minimis levels agreed to in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade, eyeing U.S. implementing legislation as a pathway to a more reciprocal arrangement with both countries.


(In Trade)
October 18, 2018

“We've had a number of members of Congress, including 30 senators, 84 members who have made positive comments; 18 governors have singled it out.”


(In Trade)
October 17, 2018

AMLO conducted a Twitter poll on Oct. 9 that offered two options for the Spanish name as well as a none-of-the-above option. T-MEC won with 45 percent.


(In Trade)
October 16, 2018

“The process we have to go through doesn't allow that to come up before the end of this year.”


(In Trade)
October 16, 2018

“It seems like the minister had some Sunday night panic as they agreed to concession after concession after concession. Did they get an end to steel tariffs after giving all of that away?”


(Daily News)
October 15, 2018

The U.S. initially put forward a provision in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement that was “very rigid on trade” with China, but was persuaded to soften it, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week.


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