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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.