U.S. Senate passes new North American trade deal

Business Jan 17, 2020

U.S. Senate passes new North American trade deal

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade flows largely unchanged. The legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement passed on an ...

Editorials Dec 17, 2019

A big trade win for Trump

A restoration of order to regional trade relations is welcome, but there was no reason to have to endure the uncertainty, confusion and pain in the first place.

U.S. organized labor opposes USMCA in current form, says official

Business Apr 24, 2019

U.S. organized labor opposes USMCA in current form, says official

The head of the largest U.S. labor union said Tuesday he opposes ratification of the new North American free trade pact, because he doubts Mexico will enforce labor reforms required by the deal. Richard Trumka, president of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO, said the U.S. Congress is ...