US woos Asia with plan to rival China’s ‘Belt and Road’
Blue Dot Network will include countries committed to sustainable infrastructure development.
EU rejects claim that its car exports threaten US security
Trump is delaying for six months any decision to slap tariffs on foreign cars.
Canada-US breakthrough on cheap foreign steel could end tariffs
US moving off quotas, officials are encouraged but any deal must still get by Trump.
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
Canada could get caught in cross fire of US uranium investigation
Another US Commerce Department “national security” move as the sector bleeds jobs.
Trudeau can’t imagine Trump damaging US with auto tariffs
Will focus on continuing to advance the argument current and future tariffs are bad for both countries.
Canada responds to U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs with ‘countermeasures’ of its own
Feds enforcing $16.6 billion in tariffs on U.S. imports, to go into effect July 1.
Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs
Canada and Mexico targets as Ross asked to consider whether they threaten US national security.
EU says no clarity on US tariffs ahead of deadline
EU has drawn up a list of duties worth $3.4 billion to impose on US products if it is not permanently exempt.
As NAFTA deadline nears, Trudeau, Trump discuss prospects of quick deal
US officials are sounding less than bullish about the prospects of an agreement by week’s end.
NAFTA interim deadline days away, big issues unresolved
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross casts new doubt on the feasibility of the task.
SKorea to open auto market wider to US in revised trade deal
New agreement not likely to have much impact on US exports to South Korea.
Tariffs on steel, aluminum set off scramble for exemptions
Countries complain the US Trade Representative’s office has not provided specific guidance before tariffs are implemented.
US defends trade barriers at World Economic Forum in Davos
Meanwhile Canadian, European, Indian leaders champion free trade.
Auto parts rules to comprise key Canadian pitch at upcoming NAFTA round
Will present an idea to ensure American content in cars, while limiting disruptions to current supply chains.
Canada’s move as US confirms hefty Bombardier trade duties
Options include challenges under both NAFTA and at the World Trade Organization.
US Commerce head Ross has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit: Report
Details are likely to add to the questions about ties between Russia and the Trump administration.
Commerce chief Ross: US to tackle ‘bigger’ China trade issues
Looking for major changes in what he calls a “lopsided’ trade relationship.
US Commerce Department hits Bombardier with 219% CSeries duty
Decision blows past Boeing’s requested 80% tariff; Bombardier accuses Boeing of seeking to use a skewed process to stifle competition.
‘America First’ shock and awe hits Bombardier: What’s next in tariff fight?
Ross touts a 48% increase from last year in anti-dumping and countervailing cases initiated by the US Department of Commerce.
Canada not expecting progress on NAFTA auto content rules this round
US wants a specific American content requirement added to the deal, along with a way to verify it.
Gallant to make final push in Washington on softwood lumber
New Brunswick premier to make the case for continuing an exclusion from additional tariff.
Canada and US close to deal on softwood, but negotiations intense: Horgan
BC premier says talks are ongoing, and close to reaching a market-share agreement.
Despite promise, no decision yet from Trump on steel tariffs
Trade-offs include higher prices for consumers and manufacturers that rely on steel.
Couillard cautiously optimistic after meeting policy makers in Washington
There to discuss softwood lumber, NAFTA and Boeing’s trade complaint against Bombardier.
Couillard to meet with Trump policy makers in Washington
Quebec premier to focus on issues related to Canada-US business relations.
Softwood threat from Trudeau government ‘inappropriate’: Ross
Commerce secretary says duties on Canadian lumber was based on the facts presented – not political calculations.
Ambrose meets Trump NAFTA point man; calls meeting reassuring
Conservative leader takes non-partisan approach, disagrees with go-slow approach.
NAFTA talks to start late in the year, expect big changes: Ross
US Commerce Secretary notes auto parts and digital economy among targets.
Ross hints at key NAFTA priority: Stricter rules on auto parts
Trump’s point man on trade says rules of can be tightened up “quite a bit.”
Three key US trade actors emerge as NAFTA talks approach
Who Canadian trade officials have their eyes on as they prepare for negotiations.
US commerce nominee Wilbur Ross says NAFTA an ‘early topic’
Pro “sensible trade” billionaire wants to solidify relationships “in our own territory first.”