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News Food & Beverage Economy General
December 10, 2020  

US challenges Canada’s dairy quotas in first test of new trade agreement

Claims Canada’s distribution of its tariff-rate quotas is unfair to American farmers.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General
July 10, 2020  

Canada’s response on tariffs won’t be bound by USMCA: negotiator

Trade negotiator Steve Verheul says what actions Canada takes depends on what the US does.

News Economy General
July 2, 2020  

Lighthizer promises enforcement as USMA comes into force

USTR has named 10 people to its roster of arbitrators under the agreement’s dispute-settlement mechanism.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 29, 2020  

Tough talk, tariff threats resurface as USMCA readies for its debut

Trump’s “iron fist of zero-tolerance enforcement” aimed at aluminum looms large.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 26, 2019  

China says trade envoys agree on phone to continue talks

Follows Beijing’s announcement of new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 29, 2019  

UPDATE: US House breaks, no new NAFTA tabled for ratification

Trade experts wonder if Trump will be driven to invoke the six-month notice period to withdraw from the current agreement?

News Government Manufacturing Economy
May 22, 2019  

US, China brace for long haul in trade dispute

Both sides turning up the heat while implementing measures to soften the fallout at home.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 15, 2019  

Freeland leaves DC with no tariff deal, despite early US optimism

Foreign Affairs minister expressed optimism over incremental progress, but no indication of a resolution close at hand.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 7, 2019  

US plans to hike tariffs May 10, says China broke promises

Chinese officials “were trying to go back on some of the language” negotiated in earlier rounds of talks.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 26, 2019  

USMCA getting a boost from Trump, business groups

Some members of Congress call for changes and there’s a push to lift steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 1, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 1, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 19, 2018  

US, Canada pulling all nighters in talks to revamp NAFTA

Pressure grows to reach a deal by the end of the month when Lighthizer must make public a copy of the agreement with Mexico.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 17, 2018  

Freeland to return to NAFTA talks in Washington this week

Intense discussions continue but stalling over dispute settlement mechanism.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 13, 2018  

Freeland briefs PM on NAFTA, not returning to Washington immediately

Lead negotiator Steve Verheul and David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the US, back in action on Sept. 14.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 11, 2018  

Freeland returns to Washington for high level NAFTA negotiations

Still stuck on dairy, culture exemption and dispute resolution mechanism.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 1, 2018  

US-Mexico NAFTA talks minus Canada: feds insist they’re encouraged

A positive sign for the future of the trade deal – even if Canada wasn’t invited to take part: senior official

News Government Manufacturing General
May 28, 2018  

Freeland heads to Washington as NAFTA hangs in balance

Partners working around the clock to get a deal in time for the current Congress, but time is running out.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 9, 2018  

NAFTA’s big sticking point: major gaps between US, Mexico on autos

Mexico differing on auto parts that benefit production in high-wage jurisdictions.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 7, 2018  

Push is on as NAFTA countries seek a deal before elections

Lighthizer sees the window for a deal only open for the next one or two weeks.

News Government Manufacturing General Technology
May 3, 2018  

US China trade talks centre on rivalry over advanced technologies

Trump seeks concessions over policies that force US companies to share technology with Chinese partners.

News Government Manufacturing Economy
April 25, 2018  

Canada, US spar over NAFTA sunset clause

Freeland and Lighthizer people clash over late stage sticking point.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 16, 2018  

New NAFTA must lower Canada’s ‘dairy wall: Senior US legislator

Democrat Chuck Schumer says opening up the market must be a top priority.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 9, 2018  

80% chance of new NAFTA deal announced within a month: Mexico

Officials are still negotiating technical details in Washington after their political bosses held talks last week.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 4, 2018  

World trading order facing biggest threats since Second World War: Freeland

Trump administration wants an agreement in principle on the continental trade pact in the coming weeks.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 28, 2018  

Canada cites big ‘gaps’ to quick NAFTA deal in face of ‘hopeful’ Lighthizer

Chief NAFTA negotiator says there’s significant work to be done on the core, most important issues.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 28, 2018  

Lighthizer hopeful of a NAFTA deal in principle soon

Trump administration fears talks dragging into more uncertain political environment.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
March 28, 2018  

US NAFTA proposal pushes for higher auto wages in Mexico

Formula would create incentives for car companies to pay wages far higher than the current average US$2.04 per hour.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
March 21, 2018  

NAFTA agreement possible as auto irritant nearly solved

Canada’s top diplomat in Washington is suggesting a deal could be in place by next month.

News General
March 21, 2018  

Which countries will dodge tariff axe? Answer by end of April

Trump administration negotiating exemptions with the EU, South Korea, Argentina and Australia.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 21, 2018  

NAFTA progress: Movement on automotive offers reason for optimism

Americans are showing signs of compromise on the auto content issue.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 14, 2018  

Verheul says Trump tactics hamstring US NAFTA negotiators

Current talks the most unusual negotiation Canada’s chief negotiator has ever been involved in.