Government, Business, Logistics

Mayors, Ambassadors Discuss Advancing NAFTA Replacement Deal

Bonnie Crombie, mayor of Mississauga, Ontario Bonnie Crombie, mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, says 20 million Canadians visit the U.S. annually. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Officials representing the United States, Canada and Mexico expressed support for advancing the treaty that is meant to serve as a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2019
Government, Business

NAFTA Replacement USMCA Signed, Awaits Ratification in Congress

Leaders at the G20 Summit Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, U.S. president Donald Trump, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. (Sarah Pabst/Bloomberg News)

The United States, Canada and Mexico signed a trade deal championed by President Donald Trump to replace the quarter-century-old NAFTA pact, capping a year of negotiations and offering a glimmer of certainty amid rising global tensions over trade.

Josh Wingrove Jenny Leonard and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2018
Government, Business

Despite NAFTA Worries, Truck Traffic Into US From Mexico on Texas Bridge Hasn’t Slowed

Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge Trucks travel along the Pharr International Bridge daily bring produce and others goods. (Eric Gay/Associated Press)

PHARR, Texas — Despite the South Texas trade community’s concern a year ago about the future of free trade with Mexico, 643,313 trucks crossed northbound over the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge over the last 12 months, an increase of nearly 37,000 from the previous year.

Mitchell Ferman | The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)
October 18, 2018
Government, Business

Trucking Welcomes Trade Agreement With Canada

Donald Trump gestures President Donald Trump gestures as he announces the trade deal, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Oct. 1. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

The trucking industry expressed support and relief that Canada has agreed to a new trade deal with the United States and Mexico which, if approved by Congress, will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 4, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Clinches Rebranded NAFTA as Canada Joins Pact With Mexico

Trucks at border Jorge Duenes/Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to sign a successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement that will revise a deal he once called a “disaster,” easing uncertainty for companies reliant on tariff-free commerce.

Bloomberg News
October 1, 2018
Government, Business

US-Canada NAFTA Spat Expected to Run Past Sept. 30 Deadline

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 24. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

Canada is signaling that this week’s NAFTA deadline could come and go without a deal — with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau citing a “range of paths” forward while his U.S. envoy digs in on two issues.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
September 26, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: The Changing Landscape of Mexico-US Shipping

As final details emerge about the future shape and structure of the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, one thing remains true: Change is coming.

Mike Cervin | Vice President of Sales, CFI
September 26, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Darrell Issa Appointment Could Give Trump Trade-War Ally

Issa Issa. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg News)

Shortly after Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he would not seek re-election this year, President Donald Trump suggested drastically cutting funding for the United States Trade and Development Agency in an upcoming budget proposal.

Charles T. Clark | The San Diego Union-Tribune
September 24, 2018
Government, Business

NAFTA’s Latest Deadline Day Comes and Goes Without Canada Deal

Containership docked in British Columbia A containership sits docked at a marine terminal in Surrey, British Columbia. No new trade deal between the U.S. and Canada was struck by a perceived deadline day Sept. 20, but talks continue. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

OTTAWA — NAFTA talks probably have missed the latest in a string of deadlines, leaving all eyes on the United States over what will happen next.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2018
Government, Business

NAFTA Deal Unlikely This Week, Raising Tariff Fears

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, speaks to the media outside the U.S. Trade Representative office in Washington on Sept. 19. (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

NAFTA talks are picking up again, but a deal is unlikely to be reached this week, four people familiar with discussions said — increasing the odds the latest deadline will be missed amid President Donald Trump’s threat to freeze Canada out.

Josh Wingrove and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2018