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News Chemicals Manufacturing General
October 13, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General Production
July 13, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General
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 Government Manufacturing General
July 9, 2020  

US, Mexican presidents talk USMCA without Canada

Trudeau skipped the meeting citing the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

News Government General
July 7, 2020  

[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.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 6, 2020  

Why fresh US tariffs? Politics, pandemics, Russian aluminum

Aluminum is one of the elemental components of the Canada-US trade relationship.

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
July 2, 2020  

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.

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 Economy General
May 28, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 28, 2020  

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.

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
February 17, 2020  

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