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.
USMCA makes working class Americans integral to future US trade policy
Biden will be focused on ensuring domestic investments, procurement efforts and tax policy generate benefits for those left behind by the global economy.
Unilateral ban on single use plastics ignores spirit of USMCA: experts
US trade lawyer says agreement reflects need to consult with partners before before imposing new restrictions.
PM to Trump: Return of NA economy will negate need for tariffs
He said Canada’s aluminum smelters would soon be back producing value-added specialty products for the American auto sector.
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.
US, Mexican presidents talk USMCA without Canada
Trudeau skipped the meeting citing the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
[UPDATE] Trudeau skipping USMCA meeting with Trump, Lopez Obrador
Mexican leader is travelling to DC in part to celebrate the entry-into-force of the new North American free-trade deal.
Why fresh US tariffs? Politics, pandemics, Russian aluminum
Aluminum is one of the elemental components of the Canada-US trade relationship.
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.
Mexico celebrates start of new trade accord with US, Canada
Obrador says the trade agreement provide greater certainty to the three countries in their commercial relationships.
Tough talk, tariff threats resurface as USMCA readies for its debut
Trump’s “iron fist of zero-tolerance enforcement” aimed at aluminum looms large.
USMCA poised to star in trade spotlight as White House sours on China
Election coming and Trump will want to point to the agreement as one of the few enduring triumphs of his fraught first term.
Dairy processors to lose $100M if USMCA takes effect in July: Plett
Processors stand to lose upwards of $100 million if the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement takes effect as scheduled.
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.
Trudeau tells U.S. lawmakers he’s confident USMCA bill will pass Commons
The agreement is expected to become the law of the land about three months after Canada passes its implementation bill
Premiers to celebrate USMCA, beat back protectionism in Washington
Trump kicking the tires on a Buy American move that would pull the US out of a $1.7-trillion procurement agreement with WTO members.
Climate activists disgusted over USMCA’s environmental shortfalls
Green groups lobbied US Democrats to insist on changes, including binding standards for emissions.
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.
Deputy prime minister asks Opposition not to delay new NAFTA deal
Freeland’s letter an effort to build on common ground as Liberals deal with their minority government status.
Facing minority Parliament, Trudeau tells MPs to play nice with opposition
The feds plan to move quickly to ratify USMCA, but the Bloc and NDP are voicing concerns
NDP wants exhaustive review of USMCA before ratification: Singh
Canadians were told USMCA was the best deal possible, but US Democrats made subsequent revisions.
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.
Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain
Critics warn the deal with China leaves unresolved most of the toughest and most complicated issues dividing the world’s two biggest economies.
U.S. Senate approves USMCA [UPDATED]
The deal just needs Trump’s signature to be fully approved in the U.S.
Senate expects USMCA vote Jan. 16, clears decks for impeachment
Trudeau government will follow US approval to introduce implementation legislation of its own.
BREAKING: After impeachment, U.S. House bestows big trade victory on Trump
House approved a bill that puts in place terms of USMCA.
Democratic-led House expected to give Trump big win on trade
Bill implementing terms of USMCA is expected to pass with bipartisan support.