Remarks by Ambassador Craft at the Empire Club of Canada

April 4, 2018 Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft at the Empire Club luncheon in Toronto As Prepared for Delivery Thank you. As I look out into this audience I would be remiss not to note one of your great figures is missing — Peter Munk is not among us today.  His ...
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Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Closing of the Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Closing of the Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations As Delivered March 5, 2018 Mexico City, Mexico Ambassador Lighthizer: Good Afternoon. Let me begin by commending Secretary Guajardo for a terrific job hosting this seventh round of negotiations here in Mexico City. It is a privilege to return to ...
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Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Closing Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer at the Sixth Round of NAFTA Renegotiations As Delivered January 29, 2018 Montreal, Canada   Ambassador Lighthizer: It is a pleasure to be here in Quebec. Montreal is one of the great cities of the world, and I have not been back in many years, and I’ve missed it. ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations

  Washington, DC – On September 5, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo concluded the second round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City, Mexico. This concluded five days of meetings ...
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Canadian Delegation Gearing Up for SelectUSA Investment Summit

Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin today announced that 53 companies from a variety of industries across Canada will be travelling to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit), June 18-20.
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United States Secretary of the Treasury Meets With Canadian Ministers and Parliamentarians

United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with his Canadian counterpart Finance Minister Bill Morneau and a number of Canadian Ministers and parliamentarians today, on his first visit to Canada as Secretary.
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Department of Commerce Initiates Investigation of Imports of Civil Aircraft from Canada

Today, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether imports of 100- to 150-seat civil aircraft (civil aircraft) from Canada are being unfairly dumped in the United States, and whether Canadian producers are receiving alleged unfair subsidies.
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Chargé d’Affaires Aubin celebrates 38 years of the California Wine Fair in Canada!

On March 31, U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin Moore joined trade representatives, media and consumers in celebrating the newest and best vintages of more than 75 California wineries at the California Wine Fair Ottawa, hosted by The Wine Institute.
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Foreign Agricultural Service Celebrates 150 Years of U.S.-Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Yesterday, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service hosted a sensational reception at the National Capital Commission (NCC)’s International Pavilion celebrating 150 years of agricultural friendship between the United States and Canada. In her opening remarks, U.S. Embassy Ottawa Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin Moore reinforced that farmers on both sides of the U.S. Canada border are committed ...
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The United States and Canada: The Strength of Partnership

"Our exceptional and unique ties are rooted in a common border that stretches for 5,525 miles, over 200 years of closely interwoven history and culture, our largest economic relationship worldwide, our similar values."
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Ambassador Heyman’s Opening Remarks at the SelectUSA Canada Conference

"Because the Summit has proven so popular, particularly among Quebec companies, we decided to conclude 2016 by organizing the U.S. Mission to Canada's largest U.S. investment promotion event in Montreal!"
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North American Leaders’ Summit Press Conference

"This is my fourth North American Leaders' Summit, and the first that Canada is hosting in nearly a decade. And this reflects the new commitment that Prime Minister Trudeau has brought to our shared vision of a strong and integrated North America. "
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Joint Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada and the President

Given the great importance of the softwood lumber industry to the economies of the United States and Canada, on March 10, 2016, we instructed the United States Trade Representative and the Canadian Minister of International Trade to intensively explore all options and report back on the key features that would address the issue.
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North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership Action Plan

The North American Climate, Energy, and Environment Partnership was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto on June 29, 2016, at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, Canada.
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Commerce Secretary to Join President Obama at the North American Leaders’ Summit

On Wednesday, June 29, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join President Obama in Canada at the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Canada

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa announces that 12 Canadian participants have been selected as delegates to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California.
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President Obama at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

"If you could choose any place and time to invest your business’s precious resources, I believe you’d choose right here, right now. If you choose a place to expand your portfolio, to place your bets, to open up a plant, to start building the next great new business or service, you would select the USA."
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U.S. Ambassadors to Lead Investor Delegations to 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Ambassador Bruce Heyman will be among the 22 U.S. Chiefs of Mission joining President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, and other administration officials at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit June 20th and 21st in Washington, D.C.
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EPA and PMRA Release New Harmonized Product Chemistry Templates

Under the umbrella of the United States–Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) workplan, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) and the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed harmonized product chemistry templates for use by registrants when submitting pesticide registration packages.
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Statement from U.S. Ambassador Bruce A. Heyman on Trans-Pacific Partnership Signing

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman issued the following statement regarding today’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Auckland, New Zealand: “Today the United States, Canada, and 10 other Pacific nations signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a high-standard agreement that covers roughly 40 percent of global GDP and will enable North America’s economies ...
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Registration Opens for the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The United States continues to be the premier investment destination for entrepreneurs and investors from all around the world. International companies are serious about committing to the U.S. market, evident by the overwhelmingly positive response to the last SelectUSA Investment Summit in March 2015. I am delighted to announce that  registration is now open  for the  2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit  to be held ...
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Statement from Ambassador Bruce Heyman on Passage of Country of Origin Labeling Legislation

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman today issued the following statement regarding the passage of legislation addressing country of origin labeling: “Today, President Obama signed legislation addressing Canada and Mexico’s concerns regarding country of origin labeling for beef and pork. This legislation brings the United States into compliance with WTO rules and represents the ...
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SelectUSA’s First-Ever Canada Conference

Republished from blog.trade.gov . Trade and investment are a crucial part of the United States’ global agenda. That’s been one of President Obama’s core messages from the beginning of his time in office, and it’s been the driving force behind many of his major international initiatives. It’s why he, along with Secretary of State John Kerry ...
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Toronto Hosts First Edition of SelectUSA Canada Conference

The first edition of the SelectUSA Canada Conference, themed “Expanding for Growth,” took place in Toronto on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Building on the success of the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. last March, this conference was designed for Canadian companies of all kinds, from start-ups to well-established manufacturers, from a broad range of ...
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Commerce Secretary Pritzker to Focus on NA Economic Competitiveness During Upcoming Visit to Canada

Pritzker will travel to Ottawa to discuss the U.S.-Canada trade and commercial relationship in meetings with government leaders Will meet with Canadian and Mexican counterparts and business leaders in Toronto for annual North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Ottawa on October 30 for meetings with Canadian ...
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Canadians Head to Washington for IVLP on Transportation Safety and Security

Experts working in the field of transportation in Canada will visit Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities from April 13 to May 1 as participants in an International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP) looking at best practices for improving transportation safety and security. The program is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and sponsored by ...
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Commerce Secretary Trip Highlights Close US-Canada Trade Relationship

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in Ottawa today for her first official visit to Canada. The two-day trip will include meetings and events in Ottawa and Toronto highlighting the close and vibrant economic relationship between the United States and Canada. In meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Minister of Industry James Moore and Minister of International Trade ...
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Monthly U.S.-NAFTA Trade Exceeds $100 Billion for First Time

U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in October 2013 was $103.1 billion, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced January 7th . That figure is up 4.5 percent from the value of NAFTA trade in October 2012 and marks the first month that it has exceeded $100 billion, according to freight ...
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