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North America Free Trade Agreement


Mexico prepared to do a trade deal without Canada, official tweets
Mexico is prepared to move ahead with an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement that does not include Canada if Ottawa and Washington cannot resolve their differences.
More than 300 Republican and Democratic state legislators from all 50 states urge end of investor-state dispute settlement system in NAFTA
In letter to US Trade Representative, lawmakers say ISDS undermines state sovereignty and lawmaking.
Canada ready to allow US dairy access in NAFTA talks: sources
Canada is ready to offer the United States limited access to the Canadian dairy market as a concession in negotiations to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Extended monopolies on biologic drugs – A warning to developing countries
The United States has throughout history been the principal demandeur of maximalist intellectual property, backed by a powerful pharmaceutical lobby.
Freeland to head back to Washington Tuesday for high-level NAFTA negotiations
The two sides have so far been unable to break an impasse over, among other issues, US access to the Canadian dairy market, a cultural exemption for Canada and the Chapter 19 dispute resolution mechanism.
NAFTA end game: the predictable and perilous trade-offs facing Canada
Canada has been under intense pressure to make irreversible concessions affecting a broad range of issues.
Mexico wants steel dispute ended before new NAFTA signed: minister
Mexico wants to end to a tariff dispute over steel and aluminum with the United States prior to signing off on the reworked trade agreement.
Dairy farmers protest as NAFTA talks continue
Some 300 farmers from across Canada took to the streets of Montreal to demand the Trudeau government make good on its promise to defend supply management.
Canada won’t compromise on culture, dispute resolution in NAFTA talks: Trudeau
Trudeau said Canadians will not sign onto a deal that does not include a dispute resolution mechanism and exemptions for cultural industries.
US to move ahead with Mexico trade pact, keep talking to Canada
US-Canada trade talks ended with no deal to revamp NAFTA, and President Donald Trump notified Congress of his intent to sign a bilateral trade pact with Mexico.
Friday isn’t the real deadline for ‘NAFTA 2.0’
Trump’s push to get a deal with Canada is a negotiating tactic and attempt to move something before the new Mexican president takes office.
NAFTA deal close, but obstacles remain
US and Canada officials continue to meet but there are three key issues to resolve: dairy, intellectual property, dispute settlement.
Nafta betrayal points to bleak future for US-Canada relationship
Canadians feel stabbed in the back by Mexico after it agreed a separate trade deal with Trump.
Trump’s trade deal with Mexico gives workers more rights than NAFTA. But there’s a catch
When NAFTA was signed, it included labor protections for workers in all three countries. But labor complaints filed through the NAFTA labor dispute process have led nowhere.
Statement on NAFTA’s “Kafkaesque” turn
Not only the negotiations have not been finalized, and without Canada, but the texts remain hidden from the public.
New NAFTA could include tough intellectual property laws that Canada fought against in TPP
The new trade deal reached between the US and Mexico contains a myriad of rules and tariffs, and among them include tougher rules on copyright and intellectual property.
Biologic drugs would get 10 years of data protection under revised US-Mexico trade deal
The 10-year span is more than what had existed before but the biopharma industry has long argued for the same 12-year exclusivity that exists for biologics within the US market.
Trump announces ’incredible’ trade deal with Mexico
The US and Mexico have reached common ground on key trade terms as pressure mounts to complete renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
US and Mexico put off NAFTA talks until Wednesday, autos eyed
Rules of origin for autos is really a “bilateral” issue between Mexico and the United States because Canada was relatively comfortable with the original US proposal.
Mexico President-elect’s oil stance complicates Nafta talks
Some in Lopez Obrador’s team are said to want energy excluded. Negotiators concerned backtracking on oil could derail talks.