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.
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.
Tough talk, tariff threats resurface as USMCA readies for its debut
Trump’s “iron fist of zero-tolerance enforcement” aimed at aluminum looms large.
China says trade envoys agree on phone to continue talks
Follows Beijing’s announcement of new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights.
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?
US, China brace for long haul in trade dispute
Both sides turning up the heat while implementing measures to soften the fallout at home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freeland to return to NAFTA talks in Washington this week
Intense discussions continue but stalling over dispute settlement mechanism.
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.
Freeland returns to Washington for high level NAFTA negotiations
Still stuck on dairy, culture exemption and dispute resolution mechanism.