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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 Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 13, 2020  

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.

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

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 6, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
February 3, 2020  

Climate activists disgusted over USMCA’s environmental shortfalls

Green groups lobbied US Democrats to insist on changes, including binding standards for emissions.

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 General
January 27, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 24, 2020  

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

News Government Manufacturing General
January 23, 2020  

NDP wants exhaustive review of USMCA before ratification: Singh

Canadians were told USMCA was the best deal possible, but US Democrats made subsequent revisions.

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 Economy General
January 20, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 16, 2020  

U.S. Senate approves USMCA [UPDATED]

The deal just needs Trump’s signature to be fully approved in the U.S.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 15, 2020  

Senate expects USMCA vote Jan. 16, clears decks for impeachment

Trudeau government will follow US approval to introduce implementation legislation of its own.

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 19, 2019  

Democratic-led House expected to give Trump big win on trade

Bill implementing terms of USMCA is expected to pass with bipartisan support.