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NAFTA Update

The 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs announced today, and effective 15 days from now, raise a new cloud over the NAFTA negotiations. Although they temporarily exempt Canada and Mexico, the Administration has made it clear...more

NAFTA Renegotiations Update: Sixth Round Completed, Seventh Round Under Way

by King & Spalding on

The sixth round of talks regarding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were held in Montreal, Canada, from January 23-28, 2018. During that session, the Parties reportedly concluded a chapter...more

UK Prime Minister Speech on the UK’s Future Economic Partnership with the EU

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The U.K. Prime Minister delivered her third major speech on the future partnership between the U.K. and the European Union following Brexit. In it, the Prime Minister restated the key elements and provided greater detail...more

UK needs active trade agenda post-Brexit, but meaningful trade discussions with non-EU nations uncertain until UK-EU deal is...

by Hogan Lovells on

As the UK urgently negotiates a bespoke trade agreement with the EU, it must also look to retain over 40 free trade agreements with non-EU nations. ...more

NAFTA Renegotiations - Likelihood of possible outcomes

by Dentons on

As Canada, the US and Mexico engage in Round seven of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the results remain uncertain. However, a few plausible outcomes have emerged. These scenarios are as...more

Hogan Lovells Brexit Taskforce responds to Theresa May's speech

by Hogan Lovells on

London, 2 March 2018 — Theresa May has today set out in more detail than ever before the bold future relationship that the UK Government believes to be in the interests of both the UK and the EU. ...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 13 – NAFTA Renegotiation Part 7: Speculation Abound

by Benesch on

This publication is our thirteenth 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

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Overview - TPP, Minus the United States, Avoids Complete...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPATPP) is scheduled to be signed on March 8, 2018, in Santiago, Chile. • CPATPP, also known as TPP-11, is the result of the United States'...more

Another Round of NAFTA Talks Begin

by Cozen O'Connor on

On Sunday, U.S., Canadian, and Mexican negotiators began a seventh round of North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) re-negotiations in Mexico City....more

Will the U.S. Re-Join the (CP)TPP?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On February 21, the final version of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”) was released ahead of its official signing, which is scheduled for March 8, 2018. The CPTPP reduces...more

First Anniversary Of The Trade Facilitation Agreement

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) marked its first anniversary last week. The TFA entered into force on February 22, 2017 when the World Trade Organization (WTO) obtained the required two-thirds acceptance from its...more

Will Brexit remove the "black spot" in the UK-South Africa citrus fruit trade?

by Hogan Lovells on

The EU trade deals with South Africa in respect of agricultural products have contained some barriers to trade. There have been non-tariff barriers to trade in the market of citrus fruits, including oranges, mandarins, lemons...more

NAFTA 2.0: Where Are We Going and When We Might Get There?

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Recently, Bennett Jones LLP and Global Public Affairs hosted a panel in Toronto that looked closely at the status of the NAFTA negotiations, potential outcomes and steps businesses can take to prepare. I was joined by Martin...more

A closer look at round six of the NAFTA negotiations

by Dentons on

Round six of the NAFTA negotiations concluded in Montreal on January 29, 2018. Trade ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico rejoined the talks this round with the aim of creating movement on contentious chapters....more

WEF 2018: What you missed in the Global Markets Forum

Despite the unusually extreme snow fall that buried Davos for days leading up to the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF), thousands of dignitaries still descended on the remote Swiss ski resort to opine on the future of the world...more

European Commission Publishes Guidance on Brexit and UK Food Exports

by Hogan Lovells on

On 1 February 2018, the European Commission issued a notice on the impact of Brexit for food products originating from the UK. The Commission confirmed that, in the absence of a transitional agreement, the UK will become a...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 12 – NAFTA Renegotiation Part 6: Slow Progress in Montreal

by Benesch on

This publication is our twelfth 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

Canada Reaches Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

by Dickinson Wright on

On January 23, 2018, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, announced that Canada had reached an agreement with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru,...more

President Trump Announces "Safeguard" Import Restraints in Section 201 Solar Proceeding - Update

Further to our three prior alerts (June, September and November 2017), this alert is to update clients and friends on the proceeding under section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 regarding imports of crystalline solar...more

Trump Announces New Tariffs Aimed at China and South Korea

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 22, 2018, President Trump announced new tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines. The companies that will be most affected are from just two countries – China and South Korea....more

NAFTA Renegotiations and Agriculture

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 8, 2018, President Donald Trump spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual conference. During his speech, President Trump said his administration is working on negotiating a good deal for farmers in the...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on Broker-Dealer, Derivatives, CFTC and UK/Brexit/EU DevelopmentsCorporate...

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Releases 2018 Regulatory and Examination Priority Letter - On January 8, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released its annual Regulatory and Examination Priority Letter detailing...more

Key terms in UK and US M&A deals

by DLA Piper on

Over the past ten years, it’s not been uncommon for the UK to report a trade surplus with the US, and simultaneously, the US to report a trade surplus with the UK....more

Mexico Signs the ICSID Convention that Protects Foreign Investors

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On January 11, 2018, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank in Washington D.C. announced that the United Mexican States' Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo...more

Global Connection - January 2018

by Snell & Wilmer on

Dear Friend of Snell & Wilmer: The past year brought significant changes across a variety of political, legal, and policy spheres, and the world of U.S. international trade law was no exception. This edition of the...more

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