• NAFTA Talks Inch Forward, But More Work Needed

    Jan 29, 2018
    Trade ministers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States have ended the 6th round of negotiations to modernize the North American Free trade Agreement (NAFTA) without issuing a joint statement, and signaling various levels of progress.
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  • Mexico Opens Door to U.S. Competitors

    Jan 16, 2018
    Amidst tense renegotiations and rhetoric around the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the government of Mexico (GOM) has announced a tariff rate quota (TRQ) for rice of 150,000 metric tons (MT) each for calendar year 2018 and calendar year 2019. Under the TRQ, rice can be imported in any form (paddy, milled) and avoid the 20 percent duty on milled rice or the 9 percent duty on paddy rice. This TRQ is identical in amount, terms, and purpose as took place in 2017.
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