Canada, Mexico and the United States concluded, in Mexico City on March 5, the seventh round of renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Three more chapters were concluded this week, on regulatory practices, administration and publication, and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, as well as plus annexes on chemicals and proprietary food formulas. Together with …


 

Trade ministers from Canada and 10 other countries officially ratified the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Santiago, Chile on Thursday.

The full text of the agreement was made public late in February following translation and legal review in the eleven member countries.

The CPTPP will be one of the largest trading blocs in the …


 

American President Donald Trump issued two “Presidential Proclamations” on Thursday afternoon announcing the imposition of duties on imports of steel and aluminum from every country, except Canada and Mexico.

Under the steel proclamation “all steel articles imports specified in the Annex shall be subject to an additional 25 percent ad valorem rate of duty with respect to goods entered, …


 

After completing its preliminary injury inquiry the Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced that it found a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of dry wheat pasta from Turkey have caused injury or are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

In December 2017 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping …


 

The U.S. Department of Commerce released the results of investigations into the impact on U.S. national security from the current levels of imports of steel mill products and of imports of wrought and unwrought aluminum.

The Department of Commerce found that the quantities and circumstances of steel and aluminum imports “threaten to impair the national security.”

For steel imports, …