Archives: International Trade

Subscribe to International Trade RSS Feed

ECUADORIAN TRADE MINISTER SEEKS TO REVIVE U.S.-ECUADOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT TIES

Last week, a group of Ecuadorian government officials and business stakeholders traveled to Washington, DC, to encourage increased trade and investment ties between the United States and Ecuador.  The delegation, which was led by Foreign Trade Minister Pablo Campana Sáenz, is seeking to revive US trade with, tourism to, and investment in Ecuador. During his … Continue Reading

U.S., Mexican, and Canadian Officials Conclude First Round of NAFTA Modernization Talks

On August 20, trade officials from the United States, Mexico, and Canada concluded the first round of negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In a joint statement released following five days of talks, trade officials reiterated their commitment to updating the deal, continuing domestic consultations, and working on draft text. They … Continue Reading

Mercosur Seeks to Expand Trade with Other Regions

On July 21, the presidents and other high-level officials of Mercosur’s member nations – Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay – met in Mendoza, Argentina to discuss the trade bloc’s next steps for increasing free trade with other regions. Top priorities on the agenda were the finalization of the trade negotiations with the European Union, as … Continue Reading

President Trump Closes 100 Days in Office with Trade EOs, Debate of NAFTA Withdrawal

Under pressure to make good on campaign promises as his first 100 days in office drew to a close, President Donald Trump considered a number of new trade-related actions last week, highlighting the importance of stakeholder engagement with his Administration on trade matters. On Wednesday, April 26, reports emerged that President Trump was seriously considering … Continue Reading

U.S. and Latin America Trade: Who could be affected by a shift in U.S. Trade Policies?

Trade policy has been at the top of President Donald Trump’s agenda since he began his campaign for the U.S. presidency.  Last month, he signed an Executive Order officially withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a megaregional trade deal between the United States and eleven trading partners in the Asia-Pacific region.  President … Continue Reading

President Trump Withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership; Action on NAFTA Renegotiation Expected

On Monday, January 23, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum formally withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, following up on one of his biggest campaign promises. The memorandum directs the U.S. Trade Representative to notify the other TPP parties and the Depository of the TPP that the United States will be … Continue Reading
LexBlog