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USTR

(In Trade)
September 03, 2018

USTR said the documents outline the “amendments and modifications to KORUS as well as additional agreements and understandings to improve implementation of the trade pact.”


(Daily News)
August 31, 2018

Negotiators will continue to develop the text of an updated North American Free Trade Agreement over the next 30 days as the Trump administration works with both Mexico and Canada, a senior administration official said on Friday.


(Daily News)
August 31, 2018

President Trump has notified Congress of his intent to sign a trade deal with Mexico in 90 days, with Canada welcome to join “if it is willing,” the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Friday.


(In Trade)
August 31, 2018

The president confirms on Twitter that he told Bloomberg, off the record, he would not compromise in NAFTA 2.0 talks with Canada.


(Daily News)
August 31, 2018

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday that the U.S. and Canada were “not there yet” in talks on a retooled NAFTA, with the U.S. claiming Ottawa had yet to make any concessions on agriculture market access issues.


(In Trade)
August 30, 2018

Freeland, after a late, five-minute final session with USTR Lighthizer, said the two would reconvene on Friday -- deadline day, according to the U.S.


(Daily News)
August 30, 2018

The European Union is willing to eliminate all of its industrial tariffs -- including those on autos -- if the U.S. is willing to do the same, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Thursday.


(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.


(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 28, 2018

Dan DiMicco and the Coalition for a Prosperous America want the administration to add computer software to the list and consider levies for services with intellectual property components.


(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 27, 2018

Administration officials pressed companies on their ability to source from suppliers outside China.


(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.


(In Trade)
August 24, 2018

“It is absolutely critical that any final agreement must allow our fruit and vegetable growers to address the challenges they face from unfairly traded imports.”


(In Trade)
August 24, 2018

“If enacted, this proposal will clearly and wrongly target an American product harvested with American labor on American ships – completely counter to the administration’s strategy regarding China.”


(In Trade)
August 23, 2018

“We need to engage with Canada and the only way that can happen is if we continue through the weekend and into next week. We will see.”


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