A year of trade fights and new deals

Jan 3, 2020
2019 was the year the United States began tearing down the rules-based system for international trade in earnest.
China's Vice Premier Liu He, second from right, shakes hands with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in March during trade negotiations.
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Texas businesses relieved USMCA on track to replace NAFTA

Dec 25, 2019
The trade agreement has passed in the U.S. House, and now moves to the Senate.
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Businesses look for stability out of USMCA

Dec 19, 2019
Businesses have been waiting for the updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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Tech companies get a win in the USMCA

Dec 11, 2019
The treaty will extend to Canada and Mexico a provision of U.S. law that protects them from being sued for what their users' do.
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One Californian pie shop's place in the global economy

Oct 28, 2019
From doing business in Japan, to concerns about NAFTA and the trade war in China, this American company has its eye trained on the bigger picture.
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Lobby groups want USMCA decision as soon as Congress reconvenes

Aug 2, 2019
Some argue Congressional recess is when the real work gets done, when lobbying groups pull out all the stops to get policies passed.
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Mexico tariffs could hike car prices by $1,500

May 31, 2019
The Trump administration has threatened to levy a 5% tax on Mexican imports next month, which could go as high as 25%.
“We have the highest prices in the world right now for aluminum and steel,” said Kristin Dziczek, a vice president at the Center for Automotive Research. Above, Ford Mustangs are assembled at a plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, in 2004.
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Trade showdown

VP Pence is off to Canada to push for "new NAFTA" deal

May 29, 2019
The Trump administration hopes Ottawa lawmakers will approve the deal before their summer break — and an election that could unseat PM Justin Trudeau.
Steel coils lay in a yard at ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel plant on June 4, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada..
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USMCA faces an uncertain path through Congress

Mar 5, 2019
The politics of trade deals are increasingly complex.
President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference to discuss a revised U.S. trade agreement with Mexico and Canada in the Rose Garden of the White House on October 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Trump says new NAFTA will pay for wall. Not likely.

Dec 19, 2018
President Trump seems to have softened his stance on border-wall funding as a make-or-break issue to avoid a government shutdown. Instead, he says Mexico will pay for the wall indirectly through the new NAFTA agreement, now known as the United…

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