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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

President Trump notched his


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Washington farmers face rising costs, uncertain markets in ongoing trade war

Washington farmers can expect a tougher year covering expenses even if political leaders finalize trade agreements with the countries that import apples, beef and wheat from the Evergreen State, a …


Trump suggests U.S. close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a “big Trade Agreement” with Mexico and he’s citing improving ties between the two countries.


Canadian and U.S. agriculture officials say keep NAFTA, punt on tariffs

Canadian and U.S. agriculture officials agreed Monday to push the Trump administration to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement and “reconsider” the tariffs that they said are threatening 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 …


Mexico says it’s willing to talk on sensitive NAFTA issues

Mexico said Wednesday it is willing to talk about tough issues in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is set to start Aug. 16.


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017

Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law.


U.S. seeks to shift trade tides as it starts NAFTA overhaul

The Trump administration took its first formal step toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, setting the stage for talks that could influence more than $1.2 trillion in annual …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017

Trudeau’s reward for courting Trump is a trade war over lumber

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has always played nice with Donald Trump. The refugee-hugging liberal bit his tongue, flooded Washington with envoys, feted Ivanka Trump on Broadway and relentlessly talked …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

Mexico’s economy secretary opposes Trump push for tariffs

Mexico’s economy secretary said Friday that he looks forward to starting negotiations with the U.S. to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, but his country does not want to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

Mexican companies craft plan to sidestep U.S. grain imports

One of Mexico’s largest business groups is working on a bargaining chip ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement: finding alternatives to the U.S. for grain …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017

Nike, Ford caught in crossfire of Trump’s trade overhaul

Sneaker producers, automakers and retail giants are facing tumult in their international operations as President Donald Trump pushes ahead with a dramatic overhaul of U.S. trade policy. His decision not …


Canada signals possible U.S. trade deal that excludes Mexico

Canada’s government will consider bilateral trade measures during renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a sign it could potentially move ahead at least in part without Mexico.


Trump tariff on GM would violate NAFTA, but that may not stop him

As president, Donald Trump won’t be able to punish General Motors for building cars in Mexico without violating NAFTA. That may not stop him from taking an unprecedented step against …


U.S.-Mexico trucking feud ends

Washington farmers and their advocates celebrated Wednesday as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signed a deal with Mexico to end a two-year trucking dispute. The deal calls for retaliatory tariffs …