Report casts doubt on value of protecting Chapter 19 in NAFTA trade talks
No help dealing with Trump’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum exports.
Canadian dairy farmers’ group pans new trade pact with US, Mexico
Group says greater market access and elimination of competitive dairy classes will shrink the Canadian industry.
Good-bye NAFTA, hello USMCA: Canada inks new trade deal with US, Mexico
More access to dairy but Canada saves dispute provision, accommodation reached on Section 232 tariffs.
Canada US reach deal to stay in trade pact with Mexico
US farmers get more access to the Canadian dairy market, but NAFTA dispute-resolution process stays.
Canada requests trade panel on US uncoated groundwood paper ruling
Request will help protect the rights of Canadian producers if the North Pacific Paper appeals the ITC ruling.
Canada takes softwood lumber dispute with US to NAFTA appeal panel
Freeland calls countervailing and anti-dumping duties unfair, unwarranted and “deeply troubling.”
US proposes defanging NAFTA’s Chapters 11, 19 and 20 enforcement systems
Trump’s team describe panels as a sovereignty violation; foreign courts make judgments on how US law should be applied.
Save NAFTA’s Chapter 19: ‘We had quite a fight in 1987 to get it’: Mulroney
Former PM says NAFTA arbitration panels served “all three parties brilliantly for many years.”
Round 2 of NAFTA talks ends with Mexican resistance over wages
Few concrete proposals made on contentious issues like dispute-resolution.
Is Chapter 19 still worth fighting for in a new NAFTA?
Canada wants to keep it, the US wants an overhaul of the arbitration system.