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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
June 05, 2019

The U.S. and Mexico have yet to resolve a dispute over immigration that President Trump has tied to blanket tariffs on Mexican goods, Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
June 04, 2019

The Labor, Commerce and Treasury secretaries will also issue regulations to implement the new auto rules of origin.


(Daily News)
June 04, 2019

In a draft statement of administration action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement sent to Congress last week, the Trump administration suggested the frequent use of Section 301 as a means of enforcing the deal while leaving several issues, including those flagged by Democrats as major concerns, as open “for discussion.”


(Daily News)
June 04, 2019

Republican senators told Trump administration officials that they were considering a disapproval resolution to block tariffs President Trump has threatened to impose on Mexico, lawmakers said after meeting with the officials on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
June 03, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Monday had what he called a “good discussion” with his Mexican counterpart about new tariffs threatened last week by President Trump, as agriculture groups and key lawmakers warned the costs to an already reeling industry could be steep.


(Daily News)
May 31, 2019

Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has come out against President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, citing concern over the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, while the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it was considering a legal challenge to the move.


(In Trade)
May 31, 2019

The vice president said Congress will be urged to take up the deal this summer.


(In Trade)
May 30, 2019

“The draft SAA provides an outline for further discussions with Congress on these issues,” he told the House speaker. “We have included placeholders flagging areas we expect will be the focus of those conversations.”


(Daily News)
May 30, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday sent lawmakers a draft statement of administrative action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, starting the 30-day clock allowing for the submission of final implementing legislation to Capitol Hill.


(Daily News)
May 30, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer plans to send a draft statement of administrative action required on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to Congress on Thursday, sources told Inside U.S. Trade, starting the 30-day clock allowing for the submission of final implementing legislation to Capitol Hill.


(In Trade)
May 30, 2019

The Mexican president predicted the deal would be ratified soon by all three parties.


(Daily News)
May 29, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced implementing legislation for the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement to the House of Commons on Wednesday, sparking reactions from Conservative and New Democratic party leaders who questioned whether the deal was adequate as written, with some lawmakers pushing to slow the deal's ratification.


(In Trade)
May 29, 2019

CBC said it was written to give the federal cabinet the ability to make changes it “considers necessary for the purpose of implementing, in relation to drugs, Articles 20.48 to 20.50 of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement.”


(In Trade)
May 28, 2019

The Trudeau government has been cleared to introduce a USMCA implementing bill in Parliament.


(Daily News)
May 23, 2019

President Trump on Thursday questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ability to understand his signature trade deal, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and said he was “at a point” where he would “have to send it” to Congress.


(Daily News)
May 23, 2019

Members of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee this week used a hearing on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement enforcement to address issues with the scope of the new pact’s investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, asking whether the tool should apply more broadly.


(Daily News)
May 22, 2019

Witnesses at a House hearing on Wednesday offered House lawmakers several suggestions -- including a more robust version of a proposal advanced by two Democratic senators -- for how the administration could enforce the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, though all agreed that unilateral action under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act would be inadequate.


(In Trade)
May 22, 2019

After linking USMCA to infrastructure, then cutting a meeting with Democratic leaders short, Trump said “You can’t investigate and legislate simultaneously – it just doesn’t work that way. You can’t go down two tracks at the same time.”


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