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First Round of NAFTA Talks Scheduled

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

As expected, U.S. trade officials confirmed this week that North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations would begin August 16th, the first day allowed by U.S. law. The office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced this week that the talks would kick off in Washington, D.C. on August 16th, and the initial rounds of negotiations are scheduled to wrap up …

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USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Through the renegotiation of NAFTA, the Trump Administration will seek a much better agreement that reduces the U.S. trade deficit and is fair for all Americans by improving market access in Canada …

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NAFTA Renegotiation Goals Expected Soon

Dan Trade

The U.S. is scheduled to post its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goals July 17th. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the Senate Finance Committee recently that while the negotiations will begin August 16th, there is no deadline to complete the negotiation process. However, the administration does want the talks to move quickly. Lighthizer said he is prepared to …

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Farm Groups Have Their Say at NAFTA Hearings

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Farm groups and Ag organizations spoke their mind during hearings before the International Trade Commission on the upcoming North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. While they all had different messages, Politico’s Morning Agriculture Report said the overriding theme was a simple one: don’t harm agricultural exports. Each speaker pushed for benefits favorable to their groups while trying to hold onto …

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Senators Want Ag Focus in NAFTA Talks

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative wrapped up public comment hearings this week on the upcoming North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Ag groups representing American farmers and ranchers had a chance to weigh in on what they’d like to see in the talks. A group of Senators also weighed in on what they’d like to see emphasized in …

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AFBF: NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritize Ag

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must build upon market gains for U.S. agriculture and settle remaining challenges for our nation’s farmers and ranchers in our neighboring markets, Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, stated in a hearing before the U.S. Trade Representative today. “NAFTA has been overwhelmingly beneficial for the vast majority of farmers and ranchers across …