Structural Steel from Canada, China, and Mexico Subject of New AD/CV Petition

Steel Sold in U.S. less than Fair Market Value Sandler, Travis and Rosemberg, writes, “A petition filed Feb. 4 alleges that fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico is being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market and benefiting from countervailable subsidies. The alleged average dumping margins are 31.46 percent for […]

Possible Strike at the Port of Montreal

Canada’s Second-largest Port May Face a Strike During the first week of January 2019, the Stevedores’ Union warned the public of a possible strike after contracts expired in December 2018. The Union is currently renegotiating a contract with The Maritime Employers Association, which has for mission to represent all maritime stakeholders in the Ports of Montréal, Trois-Rivières/Bécancour, […]

Trump wants to cancel the old NAFTA

Will NAFTA be canceled before the new USMCA is implemented? President Trump left the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires with some big stuff.  A new China trade truce, the signing of USMCA, and a comment to cancel the old NAFTA ahead of the new pact. A New China Truce One of the biggest moves in […]

USMCA Signing Tomorrow

An Underwhelming Event The G-20 Leaders Summit occurs tomorrow, November 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires and from what I have read, so far there will not be a large planned ceremony.  In fact, according to CBC News, one day before the Summit begins, “Officials don’t know yet who will sign the pact. And they haven’t […]

USMCA will be Signed in Buenos Aires

G-20 Summit on November 30 According to Politico.com, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, said, “The U.S., Mexico and Canada will sign the revamped NAFTA deal on Nov. 30 on the sidelines of the G-20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, even if U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum remain in place — but he expressed […]

Will there be a USMCA Signing Party?

Canada says No. Not with Trudeau present anyway. Canada’s ambassador in Washington says Prime Minster Justin Trudeau will not be taking part in any sort of signing ceremony alongside President Trump if steel and aluminum tariffs aren’t lifted first.   According to CBC Canada, “Trudeau told CNN on Tuesday that Canada is not considering backing out […]

21st Century Border Action Plan • USA and Canada

U.S.-Canada Border Improvements The North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO), in partnership with the Business Council of Canada, created the 21st Century Border Action Plan for the U.S.-Canada border. This collaboration recommends regulators on both sides of the Canada-US border prioritize short term recommendations to provide significant improvements to North American supply chains over longer […]

Mexico Refuses to Sign USMCA

Will Steel and Aluminum Tariffs be Lifted before the end of November? Mexico will not sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) until the United States removes steel and aluminum tariffs on both Canada and Mexico.  The final text is currently being written and the goal is to have all three countries sign by the end […]

The new NAFTA, USMCA

U.S., Mexico and Canada create the USMCA  Canada and the U.S. reach an agreement on North American trade after talks this weekend, and Canada will officially be signing a new NAFTA with U.S. and Mexico, bringing the revamp of the North American Trade Agreement to life.  In fact, the new deal has a new name:  […]

Summary of The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Written by Daniel D. Ujczo, Practice Group Chair – Intl & Regional Practices, Dickinson Wright Posted September 30, 2018 The United States, Canada, and Mexico reached a trilateral agreement as part of the renovation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018.  Preliminarily styled the United States-Mexico-Canada […]