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News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 9, 2020  

Biden proposes $700B-plus `Buy American’ campaign

Proposes tightening current Buy American laws easily circumvented by government agencies.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 6, 2020  

Premiers to celebrate USMCA, beat back protectionism in Washington

Trump kicking the tires on a Buy American move that would pull the US out of a $1.7-trillion procurement agreement with WTO members.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 15, 2019  

Trump signs order to make US-made goods more American

Will gradually boost the percentage of US components for qualifying American-made products from 50% to 75%.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 11, 2019  

Premiers want Ottawa to seek exemption from Buy American policies

US measures require 65% local content on public transportation projects.

News Government Manufacturing Transportation General
July 11, 2019  

Federal Liberals, Ontario Tories blame each other for Bombardier layoffs

Both point to transportation projects that could have secured work for the Thunder Bay plant.

News Transportation General
January 9, 2019  

Bombardier signs US$669M rail car deal with N.J., but no work north of border

Buy American rules are prompting Bombardier’s plant in Plattsburgh, N.Y., to build the multi-level cars, rather than its facility in Quebec.

News Transportation General
December 12, 2018  

Via Rail places $989M train order with Siemens for key rail corridor

No Canadian content requirement; the German firm will build the trains at its North American headquarters in California.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 19, 2018  

US procurement demand on Canada, Mexico fading from NAFTA: sources [UPDATED]

Competing claims an example of the animosity between the two countries since Mexico reached its own NAFTA deal with the US.

News General
February 14, 2018  

A day in Canada US affairs: One threat dropped, two raised, one reality TV show

Senior White House official played down Trump’s earlier talk about ill-defined import tax.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 7, 2018  

Tories call Wynne’s pushback against Buy American a ‘last ditch election ploy’

Premier’s move backed by federal Liberals, panned by trade analysts.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 7, 2018  

Ontario plans Buy American retaliation: will discuss with other provinces

Planned bill would reduce procurement opportunities for states that adopt Buy American provisions.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 15, 2017  

Trade experts agree Canada has plenty of NAFTA leverage

…But two priorities – fewer Buy American rules for public contracts and freer movement of professionals – are long shots.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 31, 2017  

‘Buy America’ to loom large as Canada prepares for NAFTA talks

Government procurement to be one of the biggest issues for the Canadian side during trade talks.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
June 22, 2017  

Wynne disappointed with New York’s Buy American agreement on steel

Will advocate for Ontario to receive an exemption from the policy before it comes into effect.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 5, 2017  

US tariffs would lower American output after 5 years: Poloz

“We know that with protectionism everybody loses eventually, including the country that puts the policies in place…”