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Secretary Sonny Perdue: USMCA a trade deal for the 21st century

Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, we have created new rules to help our farmers, ranchers and workers better face the challenges of the 21st century economy,


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Auto provisions were a major U.S. focus in revamping NAFTA, but analysts say the changes will have modest impact

Negotiators from the U.S. focused much of their effort in reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement on provisions affecting auto manufacturing, touting the final deal with Canada and Mexico …


Max Boot: Trump creates crises, then claims credit for solving them

President Donald Trump’s specialty is to create crises and then claim credit for solving them. Last year, for example, he ratcheted up the rhetoric against Kim Jong Un – aka …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Washington dairy interests optimistic in wake of new trade agreement

Dairy groups in Washington state are encouraged by the Trump administration’s new North American trade deal announced Monday and what they see as its potential to create additional market access …


Canada-US reach free trade deal with Mexico

Canada and the United States reached a deal Sunday night for Canada to stay in a free trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Trump: Canada ‘will be out’ of trade deal unless it’s ‘fair’

President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Trump to sign Mexico deal in 90 days; Canada talks to resume

President Donald Trump has notified Congress that he plans to sign a trade agreement with Mexico – and Canada, if it is willing – in 90 days, U.S. Trade Representative …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Trudeau says trade deal possible by Friday – but only if it’s good for Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday the United States, Canada and Mexico could be nearing a deal to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, reflecting a surge of …


Automakers jump as Trump-Mexico deal averts tariff doomsday

Judging from the jump in General Motors and Ford Motor shares, the market thinks President Donald Trump’s accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement will enable …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Talks with Canadian officials expected after U.S.-Mexico deal

President Donald Trump’s drive to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement has taken an unexpected turn – one that complicates his effort to replace that deal with one more …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

U.S., Mexico tentatively set to replace NAFTA with new deal

Snubbing Canada, the Trump administration reached a preliminary deal Monday with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement – a move that raised legal questions and threatened to …


McMorris Rodgers, Rep. Mike Conaway meet with farmers, call for action on trade

Just hours after votes were counted her closest election to date, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hosted a breakfast Wednesday featuring a powerful Republican from Texas and a score of …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

On trade policy, Trump is turning GOP orthodoxy on its head

President Donald Trump’s trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head, marked by tariff fights and now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government …


Trade war with Canada is 19,000-job gamble for Eastern Washington

An escalating trade war will create hardships for both the U.S. and Canada, speakers at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s annual summit in Spokane warned Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Summit draws Americans and Canadians to Spokane to discuss regional issues

More than 500 legislators, policy makers and business people from the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada will gather in Spokane this week for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s annual summit.


Mexico’s victor reaches out to Trump, seeks NAFTA deal

The morning after his crushing


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections

President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the fall midterm elections, a move aimed at reaching a better …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Trump seeks separate talks with Canada and Mexico over NAFTA

President Donald Trump couldn’t get what he wanted from months of three-way trade talks with Canada and Mexico. So now his administration wants to pursue separate negotiations with the two …


Northwest Horticultural Council has the back of Washington’s tree fruit industry

In recent months, Yakima-based Northwest Horticultural Council has focused on representing the tree fruit industry in a number of key policy discussions including the ongoing renegotiation of the 24-year-old North …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Trump predicts auto workers will be ‘very happy’ on NAFTA

President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be “very happy” with the outcome of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement, which have stalled …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Trump wants negotiations with California on auto gas mileage

President Donald Trump told leaders of the world’s top automakers on Friday that he wants to see more cars built in the United States as his administration weighs plans to …


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Pence to press hard line on Venezuela, promote U.S. trade

Filling in for his boss, Vice President Mike Pence intends to promote the U.S. as a steady trading partner and press Latin American partners to further isolate Venezuela during his …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs

The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs,” a move that …


Trump links tariff relief for Canada, Mexico to NAFTA talks

President Donald Trump said Monday that North American neighbors Canada and Mexico will get no relief from his new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports unless a “new and fair” …


As NAFTA talks resume, new business poll backs staying in pact

A poll released by a business group Monday found that a majority of its members believe that the U.S. economy would be adversely affected if President Donald Trump follows through …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

U.S. says NAFTA talks are progressing very slowly

U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer said Monday talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement are progressing very slowly.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Hopes of NAFTA progress rise as Canada, Mexico eye auto progress

There are signals of a possible breakthrough in one of the biggest sticking points in NAFTA discussions after Canada joined Mexico in indicating room for negotiation in the auto sector.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Trump’s NAFTA threat makes him the Grinch to Oregon tree growers

In the cheerless days of the last recession, as Americans were spending less on Christmas trees, Oregon’s evergreen growers spotted an opportunity. Demand had been growing for Northwest-grown firs in …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Cornyn: Congress gets say in renegotiated NAFTA

The Senate’s No. 2 Republican is making it clear: No changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement go anywhere without Congress’ say.