USMCA

Government, Business

Democrats Try to Smooth Trade Deal Passage With Labor Proposal

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

Two top Senate Democrats, including longtime free-trade foe Sherrod Brown are crafting a labor enforcement proposal that could help ease the way for passage of President Donald Trump’s new North American trade agreement.

Jenny Leonard and Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico Border Wait Times Spike as Trump's Threats Slow Traffic

Mexico Border A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer walks past vehicles standing in line at the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. (Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg News)

The southern border isn’t closed, but already it’s a mess for trucks hauling goods from Mexico to the United States, snarling traffic at some of the busiest frontier crossings in the world.

Michael Hirtzer and Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2019
Government, Business

Canada Won’t Ratify USMCA Trade Deal if Metals Tariffs Are in Place

steel Shannon VanRaes/Bloomberg News

Canada is ratcheting up pressure on the U.S. to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum — threatening to hold up the new continental trade deal and change up its own retaliatory tariffs to have a bigger impact.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2019
Government, Business

ATA Among Members of New USMCA Coalition

Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald)

President Donald Trump’s trade agreement with Canada and Mexico received a significant endorsement as more than 200 companies and associations representing freight and farming stakeholders urged Congress to pass the deal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

North American Leaders Discuss Future of USMCA

Panelists (from left) Larry Kudlow, Jesus Saede and Marc Garneau Panelists (from left) Larry Kudlow, Jesus Saede and Marc Garneau by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Trade officials representing the United States, Canada and Mexico committed to advancing the treaty that is meant to serve as a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was announced in late September as an update to NAFTA, which took effect in 1994.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2019
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Make Infrastructure Great Again

We were surprised that President Donald Trump did not focus more on infrastructure during last week’s State of the Union address, particularly since he chose to include some pointed language to describe the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Transport Topics
February 7, 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

G-20 Summit Brings Two Significant Trade Developments for Trucking Industry

Xi Jinping and Donald Trump China President Xi Jinping (left) and President Donald Trump at the G-20 Summit on Dec. 1. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Steps taken by the Trump administration at last week’s G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, could have significant effects for the trucking and port industries as the president continues to revamp global trade policy for the United States.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 4, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Continuing to Do Business

Keeping trade moving among the United States, Mexico and Canada helps keep the wheels turning for U.S.-based operations.

Transport Topics
October 4, 2018