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Op-Ed: These NAFTA Rules Are Killing Our Jobs

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As the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations unfold, there is a lot of loose talk being exchanged about automobile parts going back and forth among the United States, Canada and Mexico. NAFTA supporters assert that the U.S. content in cars assembled in Canada and Mexico is particularly high and that therefore our $70 billion-plus trade deficits with our NAFTA partners are not worrisome....

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Duty Determinations of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico and Poland

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation, finding that emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico and Poland were being sold in the U.S. market at unfair prices. “The Department of Commerce does not sit idly by when foreign countries dump underpriced goods into the world’s most open market,” said...

U.S., Mexico Sign Final Amendments to Sugar Suspension Agreements

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and Juan Carlos Baker Pineda, Subsecretario de Comercio Exterior, Secretaría de Economía, have signed a finalized amendment to the Countervailing Duty Suspension Agreement on Sugar from Mexico. Likewise, Secretary Ross and Juan Cortina Gallardo, a representative of the Mexican Sugar Industry, signed a finalized amendment to the Antidumping Duty Suspension...

Final Amendments to Mexican Sugar Suspension Agreements: Fact Sheet

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The Key Elements of the Deal The Department of Commerce and the Government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar industry have reached agreement on final amendments to the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) suspension agreements on sugar from Mexico. The Department finalized these amendments after careful consideration of the comments received from interested parties and other...

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on U.S. Sugar Industry Support for Deal with Mexico

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“I am glad all parties have agreed that the new sugar agreement is fair and addresses the shortcomings of the original deal. Thank you to our industry partners, as well as our Mexican counterparts, for their hard work. I look forward to seeing the public comments on this deal, but am hopeful that we can successfully implement this new agreement with the support and cooperation of all stakeholders....

Public Comment Sought on Amended Sugar Agreement

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released the specific draft sugar agreements initialed by the governments of the United States and Mexico and representatives of the Mexican sugar industry. This follows months of negotiations and further technical consultations between the two governments and the sugar growing and refining industries of both countries. On June 6, U.S. Secretary of Commerce...

U.S. and Mexico Strike Deal on Sugar to Protect U.S. Growers and Refiners, Ensure Supply to Consumers

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Today U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo announced new agreement in principal to suspend antidumping and countervailing duties against Mexican sugar imports into the United States. “We have gotten the Mexican side to agree to nearly every request made by U.S. industry to address flaws in the current system and ensure fair treatment of...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Extends Deadline for Sugar Negotiations

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Today, Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the Department of Commerce is extending the deadline for sugar negotiations with Mexico by 24 hours to allow the two sides to complete final technical consultations. “The two sides have come together in quite meaningful ways, but there remain a few technical details to work out,” said Secretary Ross. “We are quite optimistic that our two nations are on...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Notification of Intent to Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement

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With this letter, we intend to notify not just Congress, but all our trading partners, that free and fair trade is the new standard for U.S. trade deals. Since the signing of NAFTA, we have seen our manufacturing industry decimated, factories shuttered, and countless workers left jobless. President Trump is going to change that. I look forward working with the President, Ambassador Lighthizer, and...

Trade Deficit with Mexico and Japan Continues to Grow at Unsustainable Rate

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The trade deficit with Mexico and Japan was found to be growing at an alarming rate following the release of March 2017 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data by the Department of Commerce. The trade deficit increased by $363 million with Mexico and by $1.6 billion with Japan from February to March of this year. “The United States can no longer sustain this inflated trade...