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.
Rekindle efforts with Canada, allies on Pacific Rim plan: Congressman
Says the renegotiated NAFTA offers a model for resurrecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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.
US seals the USMCA deal, trade agreement can take effect July 1
The U.S. notified its North American trading partners April 24 that it has finished the domestic housekeeping work called for in the agreement
Feds say USMCA better than nothing, business says get on with it
C.D. Howe Institute said all three countries will be worse off under the new agreement, government says it amounts to a 0.25% gain in GDP.
Freeland blasts Tories, thanks NDP for support pushing USMCA forward
Conservatives wanted to extend committees’ study of the agreement into March.
Debate to enact USMCA kicks off in House of Commons
The United States and Mexico have already ratified the agreement
Trump signs off on USMCA, shifts focus, pressure back to House
“The new NAFTA is a victory for all Canadians, of every political view, and in all regions of the country,” Deputy PM Freeland said, trying to stir up support for ratification
Trump to sign USMCA bill into law, clearing way for Commons debate
…But it will still take several months before the new trade rules fully in place.
Pressure mounts on opposition to back speedy ratification of USMCA
Amendments would reopen negotiations with the US and Mexico, which would have to accept any changes.
NAFTA, gun bill Liberal priorities as House gets back to work
Canada is the now the only hold out on the trilateral trade pact.
Bloc wants to slow down USMCA ratification
Blanchet said the final deal does not provide the same protections for Quebec’s aluminum industry as it does for steel and Ontario’s auto-manufacturing sector.
Minority Liberal priorities, NAFTA ratification, assault rifle ban
NDP and the Bloc are likely to oppose USMCA, but are expected to support efforts to strengthen gun control.
BREAKING: After impeachment, U.S. House bestows big trade victory on Trump
House approved a bill that puts in place terms of USMCA.
Ratification of North American trade deal coming in short order: Trudeau
But minority Liberals must find support from across the political aisle to implement the agreement.
Freeland signs USMCA, urges Parliament to ratify as quickly as possible
The Liberal government will need at least one other party to support the ratification.
Freeland in a divided Washington for new NAFTA talks with US and Mexico
Americans want to make sure those changes to Mexican labour standards have teeth.
US House Democrat Neal talks new NAFTA with Liberals
Democrats are pushing to fortify enforcement mechanisms for labour standards and environmental protections.
US House ways and means chair talks new NAFTA with Liberals in Ottawa
Richard Neal will be key to bringing ratification of the new USMCA to the floor of Congress for final legal approval.
Brian Mulroney officially opens namesake institute in NS
Canada’s 18th Prime Minister said the institute would provide opportunities for young Canadians to help build a better world.
Ambrose doesn’t believe Trudeau caved to Trump on NAFTA
Interim Tory leader after 2015 election disagrees with Scheer, concessions were made but Prime Minister also made important gains.
MacNaughton, ambassador to US, to leave post end of summer
Returning to the private sector in Toronto, to be replaced on an acting basis by his deputy Kirsten Hillman.
Trump administration, Democrats make progress on new NAFTA
Both sides say they are making progress toward a deal that would clear the way for Congress to approve USMCA.
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?
UPDATE: Trudeau pushes CETA in EU leaders’ summit
French National Assembly begins its consideration of France’s ratification bill.
Mexico’s senate approves trade deal with US, Canada [UPDATED]
Treaty is still awaiting consideration by lawmakers in the US and Canada.
MPs face summer recall for USMCA approval if no US progress
Situation in US complicated; still too early to tell whether that will be necessary.
Mexico’s ‘dignity intact’ after US tariff deal
Mexican and U.S. officials reached an accord late Friday that calls on Mexico to crackdown on migrants in exchange for Trump backing off his tariff threat.
Canada to align with American timeline for USMCA free trade pact: PM
But only 20 sitting days left in the parliamentary calendar before the House of Commons rises for the summer.
‘AFTA’ NAFTA: Expand your reach beyond North America
You can compete and win despite global trade disruptions.
Canada still enjoys NAFTA benefits as USMCA awaits ratification: Freeland [UPDATED]
Formal ratification is uncertain amid political jockeying in and between the US and Mexico.
U.S. no longer needs ‘improper’ metal tariffs as negotiating tactic: Freeland
Foreign minister pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for tariff removal during their Wednesday-night meeting in Washington.