North America Free Trade Agreement
The new version of NAFTA forbids the US Congress from curtailing Big Pharma’s patent monopolies on some of the world’s most expensive drugs.
The US company notified its intention to claim compensation of 3,540 million dollars from the Mexican government.
The US Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for trade said he doubts the trilateral deal would be ratified before the upcoming Canadian federal election. Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 22.
Economists who examined the text of the trade deal say that even if it helps the overall U.S. economy, the impact will likely be "tiny." And some economists say there is a good chance it will hurt the American economy.
US Court of International Trade rules use of national security tariffs allowed, but appeal likely
A workshop aimed to promote a collective analysis of border control, focusing on the power and impunity of transnational corporations, militarization, the externalization of borders, and the link between free trade and migration.
Several Democrats said a closed-door meeting between United States Trade Representative failed to ease their concerns about the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s provisions on labor, biologic drugs and some other issues.
Les sociétés minières canadiennes ont encore mauvaise presse au Mexique, car elles ne respecteraient pas les droits de peuples autochtones.
Sharon Treat exposes another backdoor to deregulation, the Regulatory Cooperation Council, that exists through NAFTA and is being used by corporate livestock lobbyists to undermine food safety and consumers right to know.
Unless the Trump administration lifts the punishing tariffs it has imposed on Mexican steel and aluminum imports, Mexico is prepared to keep the status quo with the 25-year-old trade deal.
Faced with real 21st century problems — climate change and global inequality exacerbated by globalization and trade agreements — we cannot accept this unambitious agreement which fails to live up to major existential challenges.
Long-running case began after New Jersey company’s bid to open a quarry in Nova Scotia rejected in 2007
Mexico has signed 12 free trade agreements with 44 nations and 28 bilateral investment treaties. The grim consequences of globalization in Mexico are by now familiar and yet, throughout Mexico, there is a florescence of inspiring resistance and alternatives.
Democrats in Congress contend that the new pact would force Americans to pay more for prescription drugs, and their argument has dimmed the outlook for one of Trump’s signature causes.
Little-known council linked to NAFTA subverts public safety to free trade.
Some Democrats in the US, like Canada’s generic drug industry, warn that the new biologics rule would keep drug prices high by requiring citizens to wait longer before they can get their hands on lower-cost similar drugs known as biosimilars.
In her new book, Alyshia Gálvez exposes how changes in policy following implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have fundamentally altered one of the most basic elements of life in Mexico—food.
In a letter to Congress, the groups demand that the pact’s giveaways to Big Pharma that would keep medicines unaffordable be removed before the pact is sent to Congress.
A failure to seriously resist NAFTA 2.0’s passage into law in Canada, the US and Mexico will amount to capitulation and the acceptance of an agreement that by design, like the original NAFTA, intrinsically serves the interests of Capital.
Mexican farmers are on the verge of bold, new plans to completely transform their food and farm system. Will NAFTA 2.0 challenge them?