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North America Free Trade Agreement


Trade pact clause seen deterring China trade deal with Canada, Mexico
China’s hopes of negotiating a free trade pact with Canada or Mexico were dealt a sharp setback by a provision deep in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement that aims to forbid such deals with “non-market” countries.
’New NAFTA’ falls flat for farmers, food advocates
The reworked agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada neglects the demands of farm groups.
’This is life or death for us’: Mexico’s farm movement rejects new NAFTA agreement
Leaders of Mexico’s farm movement strongly condemned the new NAFTA, calling on the new president they supported in recent elections to get involved and slow the race to the new agreement.
US-Canada-Mexico trade agreement provisions on injunctions and damages
The damages provisions in the new trade agreement are dangerous, and create a norm that is in conflict with national laws.
Trump’s NAFTA deal threatens our air, water, and climate
More outsourcing of pollution and jobs, handouts to corporate polluters, and climate denial
Canada, US have reached a NAFTA deal - now called the USMCA
Canada and the U.S. have announced a tentative new trilateral trade deal with Mexico that includes some key concessions on issues of import to both countries — and also a reworked name: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
How Trump split Mexico and Canada in NAFTA talks
The Mexican president-elect agreed to the US president’s request for a bilateral agreement while Canadian officials believe Mexico gave up too much in the deal.
Mexico ready to proceed with bilateral US-trade deal; Canada may join: negotiator
Mexico is prepared to advance a bilateral trade agreement with the United States that Canada could join within the next few weeks, a top Mexican NAFTA negotiator said.
NAFTA deal not yet in sight, Canada stands firm on auto tariffs
Canada and the United States showed scant sign of closing a deal to revamp NAFTA, and Canadian officials made clear Washington needed to withdraw a threat of possible autos tariffs
US procurement demand on Canada, Mexico fading from NAFTA: sources
The United States has backed away from its contentious demands for lucrative procurement projects in the renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement.
US business groups lay out priorities to ensure their support for NAFTA
Leaders of three of the nation’s most powerful business groups detailed six priorities they say need to be fulfilled to earn their support for an update of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to get through Congress.
Why Canada should get out of NAFTA – while it still can
Instead of NAFTA, we need a trade policy that is multi-lateral and mutually-beneficial with countries around the world.
It’s crunch week (again) for Nafta with US and Canada at odds
Deal likely needed Thursday for Sept. 30 trilateral deadline. Dispute panels, culture and dairy said to be sticking points.
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.