Biden proposes $700B-plus `Buy American’ campaign
Proposes tightening current Buy American laws easily circumvented by government agencies.
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.
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%.
Premiers want Ottawa to seek exemption from Buy American policies
US measures require 65% local content on public transportation projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tories call Wynne’s pushback against Buy American a ‘last ditch election ploy’
Premier’s move backed by federal Liberals, panned by trade analysts.
Ontario plans Buy American retaliation: will discuss with other provinces
Planned bill would reduce procurement opportunities for states that adopt Buy American provisions.
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.
‘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.
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.
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…”