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North American Free Trade Agreement

Trade and Manufacturing Alert - November 2017

by King & Spalding on

KORUS Renegotiation Update - As we have reported previously, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer formally notified Korea in July that the U.S. requested a special Joint Committee meeting under the...more

NAFTA Renegotiation Status Update: Fourth Round Of Talks Conclude In Ottawa, With Little Progress, Fifth Round Begins In Mexico...

by King & Spalding on

The fourth round of talks regarding renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were held in Arlington, Virginia, during October 11-17, 2017. According to a Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the...more

Key Takeaways From WilmerHale's Recent Women in Energy and Infrastructure Conference

by WilmerHale on

On November 2, WilmerHale held its inaugural Women in Energy and Infrastructure–Powering the Future conference in Washington DC. The event and pre-conference dinner drew more than 100 attendees and provided a forum for women...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

Congress continues its heavy workload with the Thanksgiving recess roughly three weeks away. On October 26, the House passed the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution by the slim margin of 216-212—opening the door for...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 9 - NAFTA Renegotiation Part 3: A Pro-American Agenda or a “Troubling” Approach?

by Benesch on

This publication is our ninth installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump...more

New Head of Antitrust Division Commits to International Antitrust Efforts in First Public Remarks

Newly instated Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim recently delivered his first public remarks, at the Antitrust in Developing Countries conference at New York University School of Law....more

3 Key Takeaways: Doing Business in Mexico – NAFTA Renegotiations

Kilpatrick Townsend partner Marc Lieberstein recently moderated a panel at the annual “Doing Business in Mexico” seminar which was offered by the Association of Corporate Counsel and Kilpatrick Townsend. Marc, joined by...more

Compliance Report-International Edition, Doreen Edelman on Current State of NAFTA Negotiations

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Doreen Edelman, a partner at Baker Donelson. We discuss the current state of NAFTA negotiations and some of the key issues....more

Más de 20 Años Después, Continúa la Lucha Transfronteriza de Trasportes de Carga Bajo el TLCAN

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Los principales grupos de la industria de transportes de carga están presionando al Representante de Comercio de los Estados Unidos respecto del programa existente que permite que los camiones de carga mexicanos operen en...more

More than 20 Years Later, Cross-Border Trucking Fight under NAFTA Continues

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Major industry groups are lobbying the U.S. Trade Representative with respect to existing program that allows Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S under NAFTA. It is unclear what the cost to the U.S. would be if it were to...more

NAFTA Talks Will Continue Into 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

The time frame for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks has been extended and will now continue into 2018. The fourth round of talks between the U.S., Canada and Mexico took place October 11-17....more

A closer look at round four of the NAFTA negotiations

by Dentons on

Round four of the NAFTA negotiations in Arlington, Virginia concluded on October 17, 2017. This round has been marked by significantly more tension now that the United States has formally released demands and tabled proposed...more

As “Significant Conceptual Gaps” Persist, NAFTA Talks Extended to 2018

by Baker Donelson on

On October 17, 2017, trade representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico wrapped up the fourth round of negotiations concerning the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington D.C. The latest round...more

NAFTA Termination and its Immigration Impact

The Trump Administration’s threats to terminate the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are causing concern at companies across the United States that have long used NAFTA to recruit professional employees from Canada...more

New Obstacles Emerge in NAFTA Negotiations

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations were completed in Washington on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, significant new obstacles to the trade talks are emerging. As a result, the fifth round of talks has been postponed until...more

What’s New in Immigration Law?

by Dickinson Wright on

USCIS Permits Certain EAD Applicants to apply for a Social Security Number on Form I-765 - Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security...more

NAFTA is not the only important trade issue on Congress’ radar this Fall

by Dentons on

The US trade policy conversation has been dominated by the NAFTA renegotiations, the Trump administration’s resurrection of Section 232 national security investigations on aluminum and steel, Section 201 safeguard...more

Challenges for Establishing Businesses South of the Border

Mexico is already a large player in the world economy, and it’s economic might is growing. Many manufacturers in Europe and the U.S. already have or are considering operations there, especially original equipment...more

Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 30

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House Passes Bill on Disaster Funding: House Republicans easily passed a supplemental spending bill that included $36.5 billion of disaster aid with a vote of 353-69 after some initial worries on Thursday afternoon that it...more

Trudeau Turns-on NAFTA Charm-Offensive with House Ways & Means Members

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As trade ministers kicked-off the fourth round of negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement in Alexandria, Virginia on October 11, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to nearby Capitol Hill to...more

Doing Business in Canada

This Guide provides non-Canadians with an introduction to the laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in Canada and, in particular, in the province of Ontario. In some cases, this Guide also identifies issues...more

Trade and Manufacturing Alert - October 2017

by King & Spalding on

NAFTA Renegotiation Status Update: Third Round Of Talks Conclude In Ottawa, Fourth Round Begins In Washington On October 11 The third round of talks on “renegotiation and modernization” of the North American Free Trade...more

Update: Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations Concludes - Compromise Possible?

by Snell & Wilmer on

The third round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations among the United States, Canada, and Mexico concluded at the end of September. Similar to the position taken after the second round of...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

Congress returned after Labor Day for a busy September and acted quickly to avoid a government shutdown by passing stop gap funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and raising the debt ceiling. The already crowded congressional...more

A closer look at round three of the NAFTA negotiations

by Dentons on

Round three of the NAFTA negotiations concluded in Ottawa on September 27, 2017. Before this round, the hope was that meaningful progress would be made on some of the more contentious issues. While some modest progress on...more

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