USTR has named 10 people to its roster of arbitrators under the agreement’s dispute-settlement mechanism.
Obrador says the trade agreement provide greater certainty to the three countries in their commercial relationships.
Trump’s “iron fist of zero-tolerance enforcement” aimed at aluminum looms large.
Election coming and Trump will want to point to the agreement as one of the few enduring triumphs of his fraught first term.
Processors stand to lose upwards of $100 million if the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement takes effect as scheduled.
The U.S. notified its North American trading partners April 24 that it has finished the domestic housekeeping work called for in the agreement
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.
Conservatives wanted to extend committees’ study of the agreement into March.
The agreement is expected to become the law of the land about three months after Canada passes its implementation bill
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.
Green groups lobbied US Democrats to insist on changes, including binding standards for emissions.
The United States and Mexico have already ratified the agreement
“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
…But it will still take several months before the new trade rules fully in place.
Amendments would reopen negotiations with the US and Mexico, which would have to accept any changes.