Trade negotiator Steve Verheul says what actions Canada takes depends on what the US does.
USTR has named 10 people to its roster of arbitrators under the agreement’s dispute-settlement mechanism.
Trump’s “iron fist of zero-tolerance enforcement” aimed at aluminum looms large.
Follows Beijing’s announcement of new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights.
Trade experts wonder if Trump will be driven to invoke the six-month notice period to withdraw from the current agreement?
Both sides turning up the heat while implementing measures to soften the fallout at home.
Foreign Affairs minister expressed optimism over incremental progress, but no indication of a resolution close at hand.
Chinese officials “were trying to go back on some of the language” negotiated in earlier rounds of talks.
Some members of Congress call for changes and there’s a push to lift steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico.
More access to dairy but Canada saves dispute provision, accommodation reached on Section 232 tariffs.
US farmers get more access to the Canadian dairy market, but NAFTA dispute-resolution process stays.
Pressure grows to reach a deal by the end of the month when Lighthizer must make public a copy of the agreement with Mexico.
Intense discussions continue but stalling over dispute settlement mechanism.
Lead negotiator Steve Verheul and David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the US, back in action on Sept. 14.
Still stuck on dairy, culture exemption and dispute resolution mechanism.