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TRUMP WANTS TOUGHER #NAFTA ORIGIN RULES

Hoping to underline the need for tougher rules of origin in NAFTA, the U.S. Commerce Department Friday released data showing U.S. value-added content is declining for manufactured goods from Mexico and Canada. According to the study, U.S. content in automotive imports from Mexico declined 18.1 percent in 2011 from 26.5 percent in 1995; automotive imports… read more

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#MEXICO MULLING #NAFTA RESPONSE

Mexican negotiators are working on a response to informal U.S. proposals to include protections for fresh produce in the NAFTA rework. U.S. negotiators last month raised the question of protecting certain products by making it easier for U.S. growers to launch anti-dumping cases against Mexico. Mexico is reviewing potential responses, including restrictions on U.S. pork,… read more

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IFB MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT WHITE HOUSE

IFB President Richard Guebert Jr. called on members to contact the White House and urge President Donald Trump not to withdraw from the Korean-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. “Illinois farmers cannot afford to withdraw from the Korean Free Trade Agreement,” he said. “We have too much at stake. Please tell President Trump that we need every… read more

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TRUMP TAKES ON #NAFTA, AGAIN

President Donald Trump reiterated his threat to scrap NAFTA tweeting Sunday, “We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada. Both being very difficult, may have to terminate?” Trump’s tweet comes just days before the three countries come back to the negotiating table in Mexico for their second… read more

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#NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS NOTCH UP

U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials Friday began working through some of the toughest issues in modernizing NAFTA, including rules of origin for goods, services trade and a controversial dispute settlement system. The first round of talks is set to run through Sunday and, while not expected to outline any areas of agreement, will set up… read more

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#CANADA THREATENS TO PULL OUT OF #NAFTA

Ahead of renegotiation talks which begin Wednesday, Canada said it could walk away from NAFTA if the U.S. pushed to remove a key dispute-settlement mechanism in the 23-year-old trade deal. Still, Canada’s foreign minister said she was “very optimistic” the talks would be a success. (Reuters)

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NOT ALL #FARMERS LOVE #NAFTA

As agriculture groups continue to tout the benefits of trade and NAFTA, some U.S. farmers are looking to President Donald Trump to level the playing field when he begins to renegotiate the 23-year-old trade agreement Aug. 16. According to sheep and cattle rancher Giles Stockton, from Montana, NAFTA “limits our sovereignty to run our affairs… read more

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THE NEW #NAFTA

The Trump administration this week released its blueprint for rewriting NAFTA, including provisions which preserve “Buy America” and reduce the U.S. trade deficit. The plan also contains an unnamed system to prevent countries from manipulating their currencies for trade advantage, challenges Mexico on labor and environmental issues, and eliminates a dispute settlement system. (Wall Street… read more

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HEAT ON TRUMP TEAM AS #NAFTA TALKS NEAR

With talks to renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact just weeks away, U.S. farm groups and lawmakers from rural states are intensifying lobbying of President Donald Trump’s administration with one central message: leave farming out of it. (Reuters)

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AGING #INFRASTRUCTURE

More than 230 locks along U.S. waterways are in danger of failing, disrupting transportation which costs a fraction of what rail and trucking costs, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which estimates more than $70 billion worth of cargo is shipped annually on the nation’s rivers. The Wall Street Journal Wednesday took an in-depth… read more

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