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.

September 19, 2018
Government, Business, Special Coverage

NAFTA Talks Restart Under Pressure From Trump and Congress

Justin Trudeau Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in February. (Jeff Chiu, AP)

Talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement are set to resume as U.S. and Canadian negotiators push to strike a deal amid President Donald Trump’s threats to walk away.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2018
Government, Business

US-Canada Trade Talks to Resume Sept. 5 After No Deal Reached

Chrystia Freeland Canada Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with the media as she arrives for trade talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative Aug. 31, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press)

U.S. negotiations with Canada on a trade deal will resume Sept. 5 after four days of intense negotiations in Washington ended without an agreement.

August 31, 2018
Government, Business

Ahead of NAFTA Deadline, Trump Says Canada Has 'No Choice' but to Make a Deal

Trump delivers ultimatum to Canada Trump is pressuring Canada to sign onto a replacement for NAFTA. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

The United States’ declared deadline for a handshake agreement from Canada to revamp NAFTA has arrived, and it’s unclear whether optimism from Donald Trump and others will be enough to spur concessions that would bridge the final divides.

August 31, 2018

Editorial: A Next Step on NAFTA

There’s been a lot of talk, and a good bit of hand-wringing, but last week there was finally a breakthrough on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement. As of this writing, a deal only existed between the United States and Mexico. But Canada was at the table.

August 30, 2018
Government, Business

US-Mexico Trade Deal Draws Cautious Reaction

US, Mexico Trade Deal Trump greets (from left) Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico's secretary of economy; Luis Videgaray, Mexico's foreign minister; and Jesus Seade, chief negotiator for Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

A new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico contains a provision that could boost cross-border package delivery, ratchets up pressure on manufacturers to source more products domestically and may lead to more restrictions on Mexican trucks operating in the United States, according to early assessments from business and industry officials.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 30, 2018
Government, Business

Canada Pushes to Save Trade Dispute Panels Over US Objection

Chrystia Freeland Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to members of the media. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

The fate of a NAFTA deal between the United States and Canada could hinge on the same issue that almost killed the countries’ first trade pact a generation ago — dispute panels that the Trump administration wants to eliminate.

August 30, 2018
Government, Business

Canada Aims for NAFTA Deal This Week, but ‘Huge’ Work Remains

 Robert Lighthizer U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrives at the Office of The United States Trade Representative on Aug. 28 in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government is trying to reach agreement this week with the United States to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, but it won’t sacrifice its goal of getting the “right deal.”

August 29, 2018