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NAFTA | USMCA

North America Free Trade Agreement | US-Mexico-Canada Agreement


Mexico aims tariffs at Trump country, sees NAFTA complications
Mexico hit back fast on US tariffs on steel and aluminum, which complicate talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said months of intense negotiations between his country, the United States and Mexico imploded when Vice President Pence demanded that any deal expire automatically in five years.
Trump’s new tariffs have effectively killed TTIP and may collapse NAFTA
China’s preferred model of free trade has already won a favoured position in developing countries vis-a-vis the US model.
Trump threatens allies with new tariffs, sowing global confusion
Some industry observers saw this latest move as a US tactic to pressure Mexico and Canada to move quickly to agree to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year.
NAFTA talks have ignored environmental concerns
NAFTA 2.0 could increase pollution that threatens our communities.
Canada backs foreign investor rights to protect mining sector: Book
Canada’s controversial mining sector may be the driving force behind the country’s insistence on protecting foreign investors’ rights over laws that guard its own citizens and environmental values.
NAFTA math may not add up to more US auto jobs
Trump administration demands in NAFTA trade negotiations meant to push auto jobs back to the United States may not be enough to spark a shift in where automakers build cars and trucks.
NAFTA 2.0, junk food labeling and public health
NAFTA 2.0 could effectively prevent all three governments from adopting some of the most effective public health policies to reduce obesity and prevent related health conditions.
Maine state legislators endorse removing ISDS from NAFTA
The Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission, a legislator-run, bipartisan governmental body, recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative calling for ISDS to be removed in its entirety from NAFTA.
Negotiations over NAFTA are bogging down ahead of a major deadline
Negotiations over a new North American trade deal have hit a major snag, leaving White House officials increasingly uncertain of their ability to hit their May 18 deadline for securing congressional approval of a new deal before year’s end.
Mexico offers Nafta compromise on car content, wages
Mexico is opening the door to compromise on the key Nafta issue of auto manufacturing, though it’s unclear if the flexibility is enough to reach a deal with the US and Canada.
NAFTA talks enter critical week with US still pushing hard line
Talks to update the NAFTA trade deal enter a make-or-break week, as ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico seek to resolve an impasse in key areas before elections in Mexico and the United States complicate the process.
Canada loses bid to overturn NAFTA ruling on rebuffed N.S. quarry
New Jersey company behind quarry proposal in Digby Neck claims damages of $443M US in lost profits.
US wants 4-year phase-in for higher NAFTA auto content thresholds
The latest US proposal for increasing NAFTA’s regional automotive content would carry a four-year phase-in to meet a higher, 75 percent regional value threshold and new labor content rules requiring substantial work at wages of $16 an hour or higher.
NAFTA officials put top-level talks on hold until May 7 to consult with industry
Negotiators trying to hammer out a quick NAFTA deal said they will take a break until May 7, allowing time for consultations with the auto industry in Mexico.
Trump wants to bully Congress into accepting a new NAFTA
His administration is considering pulling out of the agreement — just to force lawmakers to accept a new one.
Canada hails progress on crucial autos file at NAFTA talks
Canadian, Mexican and U.S. ministers seeking to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have made good progress on the key question of autos, Canadian Foreign Minister said.
Nafta negotiators wrap up telecom chapter, sources say
Key divides still remain on autos, agriculture, dispute panels. Freeland says she’ll take the time to ‘get a good deal’.
Canadian opposition to Nafta’s chapter 11 gives Trudeau leeway
Dislike of investor-state dispute mechanism appears widespread. Public consultation files detail what Trudeau team was told.