We had heard … the Democrats would be concerned perhaps with the labor chapter and trying to strengthen provisions there. ...This is the most advanced labor chapter there is in any FTA. If the Democrats had pushed for the exact same text a few years back, some people would’ve said, ‘Wow, it’s in your wildest dreams that you’re going to get something like that.’
Kenneth Smith Ramos, former lead negotiator for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Drewry ’ s World Container Index, a composite of container freight rates on eight major routes to and from the U.S., Europe and Asia, was up 1.1 percent to $1,682.67 per 40-foot container as of Feb. 14.