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North America Free Trade Agreement


Canada loses a round in softwood lumber dispute
NAFTA panel upholds determination Canadian exports harm American producers.
Energy dispute deepens between Mexico and foreign allies
The measures would face legal challenges under Mexico’s commitments not just under the outgoing NAFTA but also its successor, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an industry source said.
Investor-State arbitration and the ‘next generation’ of investment treaties
In recent years, observers have questioned whether investor–state arbitration will or should be a feature of the next generation of free trade and bilateral investment treaties.
EU-Mexico agreement: Serious concerns for European civil society
European civil society organisations are deeply concerned about the renewal of the European Union-Mexico trade agreement.
Mexico says auto factories to reopen with virus safeguards
The announcement came three days after the US government launched a campaign to get Mexico to reopen plants, suggesting the supply chain of the North American free trade zone could be permanently affected.
New N. America trade deal to take effect July 1: US
The new free trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada will enter into force on July 1, the office of the US trade representative said.
Mexico eyes agreement to end virus-induced disruptions to US-Mexico supply chains
Lopez Obrador said the government was reviewing the matter in the context of the entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a trade deal due to replace the 1994 NAFTA.
US pressures Mexico to reopen plants amid worker walkouts
The US pressed Mexico to reopen border assembly plants that are key to the US supply chain, as part of the North American free trade zone.
USTR warned to rush USMCA implementation
A private sector advisory panel established by Congress urged the Trump administration not to bring the USMCA into force before Jan. 1.
US factories in Mexico are still open. As the coronavirus spreads, workers are dying
Maquiladoras which avoid most tariffs because their finished products are for export only, have boomed since the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.
FTA partners continue to buy more than half of US grains
FTA partners purchased 55% of total US grains in all forms exports in 2018-19 marketing year.
Mexico asks US, Canada to grant automakers transition for USMCA rules
Mexico’s government asked the United States and Canada to grant its automotive industry extra time to adapt its supply chains as the deadline for implementing a new North American trade deal approaches.
Mexico joins Canada, notifies US it’s ready to implement new NAFTA
Date for the revised North American trade deal to kick in now up to Americans.
Canada notifies US and Mexico it has ratified revised NAFTA
Canada notified the United States and Mexico that it has finished its ratification process and is now ready to implement the measures in the revised North American trade agreement.
USMCA won’t go into effect in June
Officials in the US, Mexico and Canada failed to meet a deadline on Tuesday that was necessary for the NAFTA replacement to take effect by June 1.
US senators urge coronavirus delay to June 1 USMCA trade deal start date
A bipartisan group of 19 US senators urged the Trump administration to push back the planned June 1 start date for the new US-Mexico-Canada trade pact.
Will Canada’s grain farmers be collateral damage in the rush to pass Bill C-4?
Bill C-4 - the legislation to implement the Canada-US-Mexico trade agreement - makes it so Canada must treat all American-grown grain as if it were Canadian-grown.
Lighthizer eyes June for USMCA to enter into force
Lighthizer notified Congress last week that Trump’s replacement deal for NAFTA will go into effect on June 1
Canadian Parliament rushes through ratification of USMCA trade pact
The Canadian Parliament rushed through ratification of the new US-Mexico-Canada trade pact before taking a three-week break to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus delays maquiladora production
Maquiladoras in Reynosa are responsible for producing hundreds of products used and sold in the United States, with the majority of their parts coming from China.