Ambassador Tai to Outline Biden’s Goal of Worker-Focused Trade Policy

The U.S. trade representative will call for stronger worker protections in trade policy as the administration looks to curb the negative impact of globalization.

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U.S. Asks Mexico to Investigate Labor Issues at G.M. Facility

The administration learned of what appeared to be “serious violations” of labor rights, it said, and is using a new tool in the North American trade deal to seek a review.

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Complaint Accuses Mexican Factories of Labor Abuses, Testing New Trade Pact

The A.F.L.-C.I.O. and other groups are seeking to make use of a new enforcement mechanism in the updated North American trade deal.

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Can Biden Help Stem Mexico’s Democratic Decline?

The U.S. president could persuade President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that common values make good neighbors, more so if they are partners and friends.

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Biden’s Pick for Trade Representative Promises Break With Past Policy

Katherine Tai, the nominee to be America’s chief trade negotiator, declined to give policy specifics on tariffs and trade agreements, but laid out a broad vision of a more equitable trade policy.

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Biden’s Pick for Trade Representative Promises Break With Past Policy

Katherine Tai, the nominee to be America’s chief trade negotiator, declined to give policy specifics on tariffs and trade agreements, but laid out a broad vision of a more equitable trade policy.

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Biden Looks to a Consensus Builder to Heal a Democratic Rift on Trade

Katherine Tai, the Biden administration’s nominee for trade representative, will set the course for the Democrats’ worker-focused approach to trade.

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Biden Appointments Signal a Trade Approach That Hews to the Left

Many appointees who will fill the ranks of the Office of the United States Trade Representative have close ties to congressional Democrats and a focus on worker rights and enforcing trade deals.

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Trump Hosts Mexico’s President to Spotlight Trade and Immigration

President Trump sees a revised North American trade deal and new border enforcement as key to his re-election in November.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Won’t Cross the Border for Washington Summit

Mr. Trudeau was invited to the meeting this week to celebrate the official start of a new trade deal. But as Canada’s coronavirus preventer-in-chief, he hardly could go, experts said.

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As U.S.M.C.A. Takes Effect, Much Remains Undone

The beginning of a new trade deal does not signal an end to trade disputes between United States, Canada and Mexico.

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U.S. Weighs Reimposing Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

The step, which could incite retaliation from Canada, comes as the countries are preparing to ring in a new trade agreement July 1.

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