Free trade agreements of Canada

NAFTA Panel Affirms ITC Remand Decision -- Unfairly Traded Canadian Softwood Imports Harm U.S. Producers and Workers

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 7:59pm

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Lumber Coalition issued the following statement regarding the decision issued by a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panel affirming the U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) findings.

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  • WASHINGTON, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Lumber Coalition issued the following statement regarding the decision issued by a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panel affirming the U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) findings.
  • "The U.S. Lumber Coalition is very pleased with the decision of the NAFTA panel completely affirming the ITC softwood lumber injury remand determination, in which the ITC once again found that unfairly traded Canadian softwood imports harm U.S. producers and workers," said Zoltan van Heyningen, Executive Director of the U.S. Lumber Coalition.
  • The ITC addressed all of the issues identified by the NAFTA panel and again unanimously found that the U.S. industry was materially injured in a 5-0 remand determination issued December 2019.
  • The NAFTA panel has now affirmed the ITC's remand determination.

Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister on Canada's ratification of the new NAFTA

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 4:28pm

OTTAWA, April 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, today issued the following statement on Canada's ratification of the new NAFTA:

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  • OTTAWA, April 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, today issued the following statement on Canada's ratification of the new NAFTA:
    "Canada has now notified the United States and Mexico that we have completed our domestic ratification process of the new NAFTA.
  • "The Canadian government will continue to work with the United States and Mexican governments to determine an 'entry into force' date that is mutually beneficial.
  • We want to ensure the new NAFTA will support a strong economic recovery once we have put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us which we will.
  • "The new NAFTA is good for Canadians, in every region and in every sector of our economy.

Power Generation in North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide (2014 to 2023) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 10:33am

The "Power Generation North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide 2014-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Power Generation North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide 2014-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the NAFTA power generation industry.
  • The power generation industry within the NAFTA countries had a total market value of $601.6 billion in 2018.
  • What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the NAFTA power generation industry?

2020 Outlook into the Latin American Passenger Vehicle (PV) Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 2:59pm

The "Latin American Passenger Vehicle (PV) Market Outlook, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Latin American Passenger Vehicle (PV) Market Outlook, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • In the present research service, the publisher analyzes the LATAM LV market outlook for 2020.
  • What is the current status of the Latin American light vehicles market?
  • How will the new regional re-configuration of trade alliances, like Mercosur or USMCA, impact the passenger vehicles market?

QAD Precision Releases United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA) Benchmark Tool

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:05pm

QAD Precision, an industry-leading provider of global trade compliance and transportation execution software, has announced the release of a USMCA Benchmark Tool that supports companies checking their readiness to comply with the rules of origin in the new United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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  • QAD Precision, an industry-leading provider of global trade compliance and transportation execution software, has announced the release of a USMCA Benchmark Tool that supports companies checking their readiness to comply with the rules of origin in the new United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA).
  • To check their preparations for USMCA rules of origin readiness using the tool, companies answer a series of four questions.
  • QAD Precision also provides Free Trade Agreement (FTA) software that enables companies to determine FTA origin in real-time and within fractions of a second.
  • QAD Precision, a division of QAD Inc., provides industry-leading global trade compliance, and multi carrier transportation execution solutions from a single, integrated platform.

No Time for a Victory Lap: Implementation of USMCA Must Start Now

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 5:45pm

Considering the fact that 95% of customers who purchase U.S. goods and services live outside the United States, trade is our lifeline.

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  • Considering the fact that 95% of customers who purchase U.S. goods and services live outside the United States, trade is our lifeline.
  • For the last two years, we have traveled with mayors, county judges, chamber of commerce leaders and trade advocacy groups all across North America to build support for USMCA.
  • Some of the naysayers said it would be a cold day before we could get this trade agreement passed.
  • Despite the ratification of USMCA, however, there is no time for a victory lap.

Security Industry Association Applauds the Signing of USMCA

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:20pm

The trilateral trade agreement will benefit the North American security industry immensely, open new opportunities to stimulate job growth and expand business operations into existing and emerging markets.

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  • The trilateral trade agreement will benefit the North American security industry immensely, open new opportunities to stimulate job growth and expand business operations into existing and emerging markets.
  • "The signing of the USMCA will bring significant benefits for the security industry and allow SIA's members to invest in new opportunities internationally," said SIA CEO Don Erickson.
  • In September 2019, SIA was proud to partner with the Latin American Security Association (ALAS) and the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) in publishing a joint statement supporting the ratification of USMCA.
  • SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,000 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry.

Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister on the introduction of legislation to implement the new NAFTA

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:31pm

"Throughout the negotiations, our objective was to defend the national interest, preserve jobs, and foster economic growth across the country.

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  • "Throughout the negotiations, our objective was to defend the national interest, preserve jobs, and foster economic growth across the country.
  • We worked tirelessly to uphold Canadians' interests and values, and achieve a consensus on issues that are important to all Canadians.
  • "The new NAFTA is a victory for all Canadians, of every political view, and in all regions of the country.
  • "The government looks forward to working with all Members of Parliament and Senators to swiftly ratify the new NAFTA in the interest of our economy, Canadian families, and hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers."

Blue Diamond Growers Applauds the Presidential Signing of USMCA

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 9:11pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Diamond, the world's leading almond marketer and processor of California almonds, applauds President Trump for signing the United States Mexico Canada Agreement.

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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Diamond, the world's leading almond marketer and processor of California almonds, applauds President Trump for signing the United States Mexico Canada Agreement.
  • Canada and Mexico are key countries for the California almond industry and Blue Diamondwith an export value of $256 million.
  • Free trade agreements like the USMCA provide the continued growth and equal playing field needed for Blue Diamond and the California almond industry to thrive.
  • "The USMCA represents a renewal and modernization of a decades-long partnership between Canada, Mexico and the United States," said Mark Jansen, President and CEO for Blue Diamond Growers.

SBA Administrator Carranza: USMCA to Benefit America's 30 million Small Businesses; Enabling Continued Growth & Upward Mobility

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 8:05pm

Thirty-six percent of Latino-owned businesses earn most of their revenue online, compared to 18% of other small businesses, and this new framework will make it easier to sell products to consumers in Canada and Mexico by eliminating complex and cost-prohibitive rules requiring small businesses to open foreign offices.

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  • Thirty-six percent of Latino-owned businesses earn most of their revenue online, compared to 18% of other small businesses, and this new framework will make it easier to sell products to consumers in Canada and Mexico by eliminating complex and cost-prohibitive rules requiring small businesses to open foreign offices.
  • "As a result of this President's leadership on trade, $68 billion in new economic activity will be generated, and an estimated 176,000 new jobs will be created, helping to further fuel upward mobility in communities that need it most."
  • Click here to learn more about the USMCA.
  • To learn more, visit www.sba.gov .