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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Spokane-area economists react to new trade agreement

Both President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are calling the revamped North American trade pact – the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement – a win. “There is no question of course …


Debbie Dingell: NAFTA 2.0 needs upgrading

Americans have endured 25 years of NAFTA’s damage; let’s get the replacement right.


Marc A. Thiessen: If they won’t pass his trade deal, Trump should make Democrats own NAFTA

Donald Trump should tell Democrats that they will own NAFTA if they oppose his deal to replace it the the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers meets with Trump, top Republicans to push new trade deal with Mexico and Canada

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers emerged from a meeting at the White House on Tuesday afternoon optimistic that Congress will move forward on the president’s replacement for the North American Free …


Sue Lani Madsen:

Independent cattle producers have a problem with the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). It’s the same old NAFTA rules with a new name.


Lawmakers wary of Trump’s threat to cancel NAFTA

Lawmakers in both parties appear wary of President Donald Trump’s threat to pull the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, an apparent move to pressure a reluctant …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Trump: Congress can choose USMCA or nothing

President Donald Trump says he will shortly be providing formal notice to Congress that he will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving lawmakers six months to approve the …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …