North America Free Trade Agreement
The proposed replacement of NAFTA remains a tool for corporate interests and provides insufficient relief to address the problems for working people embedded in the original agreement.
More than half of the new trade agreement simply modernizes provisions already contained in NAFTA.
Here’s what a progressive trade agenda that actually protects people and planet would actually look like.
Deal does not address the farm crisis, but will exacerbate climate crisis and jeopardize health and public safety.
An assessment suggests the revised deal would perpetuate NAFTA’s environmental damage.
The new NAFTA is not the template for future agreements, but establishes the floor from which we will continue to advocate for a new model of trade and globalization that puts people and the planet first.
Small gains for workers, but the environment gets a shoddy deal.
The Trump administration has agreed to drop a footnote from the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal that would have let it lower the $800 tax-free threshold for imported goods.
Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact.
As published by the Office of the US Trade Representative
The renegotiated NAFTA fails to meet the baseline standards for environmental and climate protection that the environmental community has consistently called for.
Senior US and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact.
US rules-of-origin demand presents new challenge for Mexico. Requirements for cars are among most complicated USMCA topics.
Mexico’s government said progress was being made toward revising a new North American trade pact that will sharply reduce protections for biologic drugs.
Mexico is willing to allow panels with US and Mexican judges to resolve labor disputes at specific factories but rejected requests to allow international inspectors to enter Mexican factories.
Generic versions of biologic drugs could come to market faster.
Adjustments could be made to how labor disputes are handled in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal to help push through its ratification in the United States.
Progressive politicians need to not just react to the neoliberal trade agenda and its right-wing disruptors, but radically transform the rules governing North American trade.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cast doubt on the possibility of passing an updated North American trade deal by the end of 2019.
The head of the largest US union confederation urged House Democrats to withhold support for the stalled USMCA until the Trump administration makes more changes to the enforcement provisions.