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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 Economy General
September 23, 2020  

Rekindle efforts with Canada, allies on Pacific Rim plan: Congressman

Says the renegotiated NAFTA offers a model for resurrecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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 General
April 27, 2020  

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

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 27, 2020  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 19, 2020  

Freeland blasts Tories, thanks NDP for support pushing USMCA forward

Conservatives wanted to extend committees’ study of the agreement into March.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 31, 2020  

Debate to enact USMCA kicks off in House of Commons

The United States and Mexico have already ratified the agreement

News Government Manufacturing General
January 31, 2020  

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

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 29, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 28, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 27, 2020  

NAFTA, gun bill Liberal priorities as House gets back to work

Canada is the now the only hold out on the trilateral trade pact.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 22, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 21, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
December 20, 2019  

BREAKING: After impeachment, U.S. House bestows big trade victory on Trump

House approved a bill that puts in place terms of USMCA.

News Government Manufacturing General
December 12, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 11, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 27, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 6, 2019  

US House Democrat Neal talks new NAFTA with Liberals

Democrats are pushing to fortify enforcement mechanisms for labour standards and environmental protections.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 6, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 18, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 28, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 9, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 30, 2019  

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.

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 General
July 17, 2019  

UPDATE: Trudeau pushes CETA in EU leaders’ summit

French National Assembly begins its consideration of France’s ratification bill.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 19, 2019  

Mexico’s senate approves trade deal with US, Canada [UPDATED]

Treaty is still awaiting consideration by lawmakers in the US and Canada.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 12, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 11, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing General
May 29, 2019  

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.

Feature Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 28, 2019  

‘AFTA’ NAFTA: Expand your reach beyond North America

You can compete and win despite global trade disruptions.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 9, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 4, 2019  

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.