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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
August 30, 2018

The U.S. and Mexico have agreed in principle to a slew of changes to NAFTA's textiles chapter, including potentially controversial moves like a reduction of tariff preference levels and the maintenance of a yarn-forward rule of origin, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
August 30, 2018

 “The atmosphere is good, there is goodwill on both sides and I’m encouraged by that.”


(Daily News)
August 30, 2018

The leaders of Canada’s largest private-sector union and a major auto group on Wednesday largely endorsed the preliminary NAFTA agreement reached this week by the U.S. and Mexico, though they said more details were needed as the U.S. and Canada burned the midnight oil in pursuit of a trilateral deal.


(Daily News)
August 29, 2018

Canacero, a major Mexican steel association, is citing this week's NAFTA developments in urging the Mexican government to take a firmer stand on U.S. Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, arguing that unless they are lifted, they should be mirrored.


(In Trade)
August 29, 2018

A source close to the talks says Canada and the U.S. are unlikely to resolve all of their issues by Friday, calling it an “uphill battle.”


(In Trade)
August 29, 2018

“The issues are extremely familiar to us and we have been extremely involved in shaping the approaches on a lot of the issues, and we’ve been in touch with the negotiation over the summer, but it is very, very intense work.”


(Daily News)
August 29, 2018

A provision in the U.S.-Mexico trade agreement that would limit the liability of internet service providers has drawn the ire of the music industry, though tech groups were quick to support it.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2018

Philippe Couillard also said Quebec remained committed to securing a cultural exemption in NAFTA 2.0.


(Daily News)
August 28, 2018

Former House Ways & Means ranking member Sander Levin (D-MI) said this week that the labor provisions in the U.S.-Mexico trade deal announced on Monday would garner little if any Democratic support in the House.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2018

“Our hope is that they would agree to the same provision [as Mexico],” Ross said.


(Daily News)
August 28, 2018

Key Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee believe the administration is skirting its obligations outlined in the Trade Promotion Authority law by neglecting to consult key advisory groups as the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations near completion.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2018

“Mexico reserves the right to reform its constitution, its energy laws, and it was established that Mexico’s oil and natural resources belong to our nation.”


(In Trade)
August 28, 2018

“It’s important for them to get this deal, and it’s important for us. I think we’ll be successful, but if we don’t, we’ll move forward with Mexico and then we’ll reach a separate agreement with Canada.”


(Daily News)
August 28, 2018

Several senators, including members of the Finance Committee, on Monday questioned whether a bilateral trade deal with Mexico would satisfy Trade Promotion Authority requirements, potentially setting up a clash with the Trump administration over its belief that it can submit such a pact to Congress.


(Daily News)
August 27, 2018

The bilateral agreement the U.S. and Mexico announced on Monday includes a provision ensuring 10 years of data protection for biologic drugs, along with other trade provisions that go further than what Canada has agreed to in previous trade agreements.


(Daily News)
August 27, 2018

A bilateral deal between Washington and Mexico City does not mean Ottawa is precluded from joining the pact at a later time, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Monday.


(In Trade)
August 27, 2018

Cornyn: “This is a positive step, and now we need to ensure the final agreement brings Canada in to the fold and has bipartisan support.”


(Daily News)
August 27, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will notify Congress on Friday of a plan to strike a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico -- or inform lawmakers of a trilateral pact that includes Canada if Ottawa comes back to the table and reaches a deal in time, he said on Monday.


(Daily News)
August 27, 2018

President Trump said on Monday that he would formally terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement because the United States has reached a deal with Mexico, though Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto insisted a new agreement ultimately must include Canada.


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