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NAFTA Talks Reach One-Year Mark, Close to U.S. Mexico Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation effort passed the one-year anniversary this week. A year ago Thursday, the U.S., Canada and Mexico convened for the start of the renegotiation talks. Now, the U.S. could be nearing a deal on NAFTA, at least with Mexico. Politico reports the political situation in both countries is such that each is more …

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NAFTA Negotiations: Mexico Close, Canada Talks Not Close

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations with Mexico are going “as well as we can possibly expect right now.” That’s from Gregg Doud, the Chief U.S. Agriculture Negotiator, who spoke at the International Sweetener Symposium in Michigan. The Hagstrom Report says he also mentioned that negotiators “haven’t had market access conversations with Canada of any substance.” He also told …

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Canada Happily on NAFTA Sidelines, for Now

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada may be sitting out on the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks, for now. However, Canadian officials say they are “perfectly happy” doing so, because “they have a number of issues to discuss that Canada does not need to sit in on,” according to Politico. That includes auto rules in the agreement, a contentious issue between the U.S. …

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U.S., Mexico, Leaving Canada behind in NAFTA Talks

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The United States and Mexico are progressing on the North American Free Trade Agreement re-negotiations, leaving Canada behind, for now. Top trade officials from Mexico are in the U.S. this week after optimism showed through last week with a potential agreement on automotive rules as part of NAFTA, according to Politico, which notes progress on the contentious issue bodes well …

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Lighthizer Testimony: NAFTA Deal Possible in August

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

During congressional testimony on Thursday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told lawmakers that it’s entirely possible that the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) members will reach a deal in August. Lighthizer says that would meet the Mexican objective of having current President Enrique Pena Nieto sign the deal before he leaves office in December. Bloomberg says U.S. trade …

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NAFTA Back in the Spotlight

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Mexican negotiating team is back in Washington to continue the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation after talks among the U.S., Mexico, and Canada stalled two months ago. The Mexican Economy Minister will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for the first time since the Mexican presidential election on July first to formally restart the talks. A …

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Mexico and Canada Want NAFTA Conclusion This Year

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Mexico and Canada want to wrap up the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement this year, according to the Hagstrom Report. While in Washington, D.C. this week, The Mexican ambassador to the United States says the incoming Mexican president wants NAFTA to “be completed before he takes office on December 1.” An official from Canada said the nation …