Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs are lifted, but tactic failed
President’s tunnel vision alienates Western allies who have common cause in the challenges posed by China.
End of US tariffs on Canadian, Mexican steel, aluminum close: Mnuchin
Close to an “understanding” about finally lifting the 25% duty on steel and 10% levy on aluminum imports.
Mexican Senate passes labour overhaul to ensure union freedom
New law requires secret-ballot union votes and proof of workers’ consent for contracts.
US trade report predicts modest economic gains from USMCA
Rising doubts about the real impact of the agreement as political roadblocks to ratification pile up in all three countries.
Canada still enjoys NAFTA benefits as USMCA awaits ratification: Freeland [UPDATED]
Formal ratification is uncertain amid political jockeying in and between the US and Mexico.
U.S. no longer needs ‘improper’ metal tariffs as negotiating tactic: Freeland
Foreign minister pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for tariff removal during their Wednesday-night meeting in Washington.
Freeland says lifting US tariffs is part of ratifying USMCA
Clock is ticking in Canada’s Parliament as June ratification deadline looms.
USMCA getting a boost from Trump, business groups
Some members of Congress call for changes and there’s a push to lift steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico.
Manufacturing not as hot in 2019
Tariffs have increased manufacturing costs throughout North American supply chains.
Drive to ratify new NA trade deal gets lift from US TV exposure
Commercials, digital ads hope to inspire more Americans to push congressional reps to ratify the continental trade agreement.
Mexico pushing labour reform, won’t ratify USMCA with US tariffs
Wants a package of labour reform ratified in Mexico’s Congress before its April 30 adjournment.
Mexico threw Canada ‘under the bus,’ Liberal MP tells Mexican minister
Bitterness over US-Mexico trade pact last August.
Parliament Hill, not Capitol Hill, central to Canada’s latest tariff strategy
The House of Commons is running out of time to ratify the new version of NAFTA.
Tariffs could jeopardize new NAFTA deal in Parliament: Garneau
Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow said, “We are hard at work on that to solve that issue.”
Freeland travels to Washington to talk tariffs, trade and terrorism
Freeland continued to resist the notion that there is a link between the trade deal and the tariffs.