Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he wanted to see flexibility from the United States if the two sides are to reach a deal on renewing NAFTA, which Washington insists must be finished by the end of the month. | File photo

Trudeau urges some U.S. flexibility in NAFTA

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he wanted to see flexibility from the United States if the two sides are to reach a deal on renewing NAFTA, which Washington insists must be finished by the end of the month. Ottawa is pushing back against increasing pressure by the administration of U.S. […] Read more

Large dairy operations, like this one milking 10,000 head in Arizona dominate the American industry. Canada has nothing of this scale.  |  Michael Raine photo

Farmers on Trump’s NAFTA radar

(Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking toward a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for U.S. workers and manufacturers. With a letter to U.S. lawmakers, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he triggered a 90-day […] Read more

U.S. challenges Chinese wheat, corn, rice price supports at WTO

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday launched a challenge to China’s price supports for domestic production of rice, wheat and corn at the World Trade Organization, charging that these far exceed limits that China committed to when it joined the WTO in 2001. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said China’s “market […] Read more