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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 Renovation

The Clock is Ticking Written by Daniel D. Ujczo, Practice Group Chair – Intl & Regional Practices, Dickinson Wright Posted August 31, 2018 As Dickinson Wright predicted in a series of prior NAFTA briefing notes (see below), the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer issued […]

Mexico won’t make a separate trade deal with U.S.

Mexico will not make an independent deal with the U.S. Mexican officials made it clear to their Canadian partners not to take anything away from their trade negotiators and the Americans meeting bilaterally Friday (July 27) in Washington.  The new government in Mexico City isn’t […]

Trump Tariff Timeline

Tariff Timeline for U.S. Imports and Exports The year 2018 has affected the global trade industry in many ways.  The following timeline shows the announcement dates and effective dates for new tariffs on a variety of products affecting a variety of countries including China, Mexico, […]

Canada Imposes New Tax on Several U.S. Products

Retaliation Tax Canada has just issued tariffs on nearly $13 billion worth of U.S. goods in response to the recent steel and aluminum tax that the United States imposed on Canadian imports.  Effective July 1, 2018, hundreds of U.S.-origin products entering into Canada will now […]

NAFTA Updates from NASCO

  Scarbrough is always excited to hear from our friends at NASCO and we are always proud to be a partner.  The North American Strategy for Competitiveness, which is the leading organization focused on the competitiveness of the North American supply chain, workforce and energy independence has […]