Government, Business

Democrats Signal Hope for Passing New North America Trade Accord

Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a previous press conference. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

House Democrats are expressing optimism as they begin what could be the final stage of negotiations to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, paving the way to vote on President Donald Trump’s top legislative priority.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

US Exports Competitive in NAFTA Countries While Losing Ground in China

Trade Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

The prices U.S. producers get for their exports in Latin America and Canada rose this year, relative to the cost of goods imported to the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said March 21. At the same time, prices for American-made goods sold in China and Japan fell.

Erin Douglas | Houston Chronicle
March 22, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Florida Farmers Push Protection as Trump Seeks USMCA Approval

Farmers (Eve Edelheit/Bloomberg News)

Manatee County, Fla., tomato farmer Gary Reeder says he has seen the county’s tomato industry “basically cut in half” during his lifetime. Reeder says Florida tomato farmers struggle to compete with their counterparts in Mexico.

Zac Anderson | The Sarasota, Fla., Herald Tribune
March 21, 2019
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.

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.

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, Perspective

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