Category Archives: trade

United States Increases Tariffs on More Chinese Products

by Chris Mitchell, IPC vice president, global government relations The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has published the official Federal Register notice increasing tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on another $200 billion worth of Chinese products, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday. Meanwhile, the USTR also has added more products to the list of […]

USMCA Fights Ramps Up; IPC Helps Launch New Coalition

by Chris Mitchell, vice president, IPC global government relations Last week, IPC and more than 200 companies and industry associations announced the launch of a new coalition to make the case for congressional adoption of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Free Trade Agreement. The coalition has a series of daunting and time-pressing tasks ahead of it. The […]

NAFTA Negotiations Continue as Deadlines Loom

Late last month, the U.S. and Mexico announced they had reached a preliminary bilateral agreement to update their portion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). U.S. discussions with Canada are ongoing, but senior officials have repeatedly suggested that they are prepared to move forward without Canada if necessary. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer […]

United States, Mexico Set to Unveil Two-way Deal on NAFTA

This is an update to August 21 blog item In North America, the Trump administration prioritized one-on-one talks with Mexico, which produced a “handshake agreement” that was announced by President Trump today, August 27. Canadian negotiators are in Washington, D.C. this week to rejoin the talks, with the hope of reaching a trilateral deal very […]

IPC Weighs in on Growing Trade Disputes

In recent months, the U.S. Government has launched several initiatives that are roiling the waters of international trade. NAFTA: In North America, the Trump administration prioritized one-on-one talks with Mexico, which produced a “handshake agreement” that was announced by President Trump on August 27. Canadian negotiators are in DC this week to rejoin the talks, […]