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Canadian solar companies suing Trump administration over tariffs

A handful of Canadian companies that make solar panels have sued the Trump administration over the 30-percent tariffs the president imposed last month on their products.

N. American businesses press leaders on new NAFTA deal

Montr - Canadian, Mexican and US chambers of commerce urged NAFTA leaders Monday to find common ground to renegotiate the massive free trade deal.

Op-Ed: Canadian authorities think that Trump may pull the plug on NAFTA

Ottawa - Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Foreign Minister told reporters today that the United States must be taken seriously when it warns that it might walk away from NAFTA.

Canada files broad complaint with WTO against U.S.

Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing the U.S. of breaking international trade rules. The complaint was launched in December but was made public on Wednesday.

Canada hopes for breakthrough in next round of NAFTA talks: FM

Ottawa - Canada's foreign minister said Thursday she is hopeful for a breakthrough in the next round of continental free trade talks, despite a possible US withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Canada braces for possible US exit from NAFTA trade pact: source

Ottawa - Canada is bracing for a possible US withdrawal from the tripartite North American Free Trade Agreement, a source said Wednesday, ahead of the next round of negotiations due to start in Montreal later this month.

NAFTA has worked for US oil industry: executive

Washington - The US oil industry has benefitted from the free trade pact with Canada and Mexico, and an industry representative on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to keep the deal intact.

5th round of NAFTA talks end in Mexico with big issues unresolved

Mexico - The 5th round of NAFTA talks ended on Tuesday that had started on Friday in Mexico City. Even after three months of talks, the parties remain far apart on major issues.

Florida fruit growers sour over NAFTA

New York - With the fifth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement underway, Florida fruit and vegetable growers are pressing for changes.

Holy guacamole! How NAFTA drove America's avocado boom

Washington - Love it or loathe it, America's avocado craze shows no sign of fizzling out, but fans of the Mexican staple may not realize they can thank the NAFTA trade deal for ensuring its bountiful supply.

Canada’s GDP contracts for the first time in almost a year

After a flat Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reading of 0.0 percent in July, Canada's GDP for August unexpectedly fell by 0.1 percent month-over-month, according to the latest report from Statistics Canada.

The Bank of Canada holds, says it's worried about NAFTA

The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate at 1.00 percent on Wednesday, as expected. The bank added that it will take a more cautious approach to possible rate hikes going forward.

Auto industry forms coalition - Tells Trump to leave NAFTA alone

Five groups representing automakers in the U.S. and around the world, along with suppliers and car dealers, have joined forces in a push to convince President Trump the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is worth saving.

Op-Ed: Canada will be better off if Trump rejects NAFTA

Arlington - Many commentators appear worried that US President Trump will end up sabotaging any new NAFTA deal by insisting on new provisions that Mexico and Canada cannot accept.

Mexico expects 'win-win' in NAFTA negotiations: central bank

Washington - Mexico expects the renegotiation of the North American trade pact to produce benefits for itself, the United States and Canada, Mexican central bank Governor Agustin Carstens said Saturday.

Op-Ed: First stage of NAFTA talks ended on Sunday

American, Canadian and Mexican negotiations began the first talks on renegotiating NAFTA on Friday in Washington. The thorny issue of rules of origin for products in the NAFTA region, services trade, and a commercial dispute system were discussed.

Op-Ed: Canada's NAFTA priorities exclude key proportionality clause

Ottawa - Foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, has finally issued a list of Canada's core objectives on Monday just two days before negotiations start. However key elements that are of the utmost importance for Canada are not even mentioned.

Trump vows to 'terminate' NAFTA if negotiations fail

Struthers - US President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to rip up a free trade deal with Canada and Mexico if the text is not renegotiated to his liking.

Op-Ed: Three key changes Canada should demand in NAFTA negotiations

The first round of negotiations between the U.S., Canada and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are to begin next month but Canada has yet to make its key demands clear while the U.S. has done so.

Trump NAFTA plan 'workable' but pitfalls await: analysts

Washington - The Trump administration's plans to reframe the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement faces significant hurdles and includes some elements Canadians and Mexicans may find hard to swallow, analysts warn.

US to push for lower trade gap in NAFTA talks

Washington - The United States on Monday said it would work to shrink trade deficits with Canada and Mexico in talks to renegotiate the landmark 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

US to push for lower trade gap in NAFTA talks

Washington - The United States on Monday said it would work to shrink trade deficits with Canada and Mexico in talks to renegotiate the landmark 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Op-Ed: Trump claims he is ready for a 'massive' renegotiation of NAFTA

In an interview with the Economist, US president Donald Trump said that as soon as his trade czar is approved by the Senate he will start a major renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Act NAFTA.

Op-Ed: Trudeau needs to change NAFTA to protect Canadian water

Maude Barlow, National Chair of the Council of Canadians, criticizes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for avoiding any confrontation with US President Trump on the issue of water and NAFTA.

Op-Ed: Canada — U.S. trade war ratchets up as Trump tweets 'Watch'

It's bad enough that Trump has instigated a trade war, so you can imagine everyone's surprise when as part of his early morning "tweet rants" routine, the president took on the Canadian dairy sector again, tweeting "We will not stand for this. Watch!"

Op-Ed: Trump will target NAFTA protection for Canadian dairy farmers

U.S. President Donald Trump promised, during a visit to Wisconsin a cheese-making state that he will defend U.S. dairy farmers who claim they are being hurt by Canadian protectionist trade policies.

US to launch NAFTA renegotiation process coming weeks: Ross

Washington - The Trump administration will launch the formal process to renegotiate the US trade agreement with Mexico and Canada "in the next couple of weeks," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.

Windstream Energy Sues Canada over default on NAFTA award payment

For the first time in the history of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canadian government has failed to comply with the terms of payment following an award ruling of $28 million by an arbitral tribunal appointed under NAFTA.

Canada warns U.S. — No tax on cross-border trade or we'll tax you

At the completion of her two-day trip to Washington, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she told U.S. Politicians that Canada would strongly oppose any new tariffs and would respond in kind.

Mexico could pull out of NAFTA trade agreement

Trump is forging ahead with plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade (NAFTA) agreement after signing an order for the U.S. to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
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