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NAFTA 2.0 Likely Not Done This Year

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

At the Thursday, May 17 deadline for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, there isn’t an agreement in place and no end in sight to negotiations. Politico says divisions among negotiators from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada on difficult issues are driving a stake through the heart of President Donald Trump’s goal of signing a new agreement into …

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Lawmakers Renew Call for Completing NAFTA This Week

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is echoing comments from House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks to conclude in an agreement this week. That is if the Trump administration wants Congress to consider an updated NAFTA before the end of 2018. House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady says …

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Canada, China, Talking Trade

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada and China are seeking a stronger trade relationship. The two countries have agreed to increase collaboration on agriculture, including expanding market access. The move is key to a trade target by Canada to grow global agriculture and food exports to $75 billion by 2025, according to Canadian Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay. Officials from Canada, including MacAulay, are in …

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NAFTA Clock Is Ticking

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Trump Administration is working against the clock to get the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations done in time for a vote during this year’s December session of Congress. If the Administration wants a vote this year, the deadline is this Thursday, May 17. Politico says Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s deadline makes it uncertain whether or …

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NAFTA Talks Continue This Week

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Renegotiation effort of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continues this week with all sides eager to finish the talks. Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico are pushing to finalize an updated agreement this week. However, as Bloomberg reports, several contentious issues remain unresolved as the talks have stretched over more than eight months, including dairy. …

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Canada Closes TB Investigation

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Canada has closed it’s bovine tuberculosis investigation as officials say no further cases found have been found since discovered nearly two years ago. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Monday reported receiving the last of the lab culture test results on about 30,000 animals tested during its probe. The investigation started in 2016 after finding six cases of bovine tuberculosis in …

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Lighthizer: NAFTA Deal Needed within the Next Few Weeks

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week said a North American Free Trade Agreement deal must be reached “within a week or two” of the next meeting of trade negotiators. Officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico are scheduled to meet next week again to hammer out remaining details in the renegotiation effort. Lighthizer says negotiators must reach an agreement …

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NAFTA Negotiations Continue Next Week

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Negotiations for revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will continue next week as all sides remain hopeful to reach a deal this month. Top-level talks, according to reports, will continue after a U.S. trade delegation returns from China. U.S. officials and negotiators from Canada and Mexico have been eying an early May finish line, and in mid-April, Vice …

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Trump Says NAFTA Talks Are “Doing Nicely”

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

President Donald Trump says this week that the North American Free Trade Agreement talks are “moving along nicely.” Bloomberg says trade ministers from Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. are meeting in Washington, D.C., and pushing to finish an agreement by early May. During a meeting with the president of France, Trump said, “NAFTA, as you know, is moving along. I …

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NAFTA Ministers Back in Washington D.C. After Short Turnaround

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his two counterparts in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations are back at it in Washington, D.C. This marks a quick turnaround for the Mexican Economy Secretary and Canadian Foreign Minister, who were just in Washington last week for a meeting that both countries described as “productive.” Negotiators stayed in D.C. over …