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North America Free Trade Agreement


US labor opposes USMCA in current form: official
The head of the largest US labor union said he opposes ratification of the new North American free trade pact, because he doubts Mexico will enforce labor reforms required by the deal.
Trump’s Nafta revisions offer modest economic benefits, report finds
A government report has concluded that the Trump administration’s revised North American trade agreement would offer modest benefits to the economy, challenging the president’s claims that the accord would make far-reaching changes.
Don’t fall for the hype of free trade agreements
NAFTA 2.0 is not about feeding people or doing right by American farmers or Canadian farmers or Mexican farmers—it is about furthering corporate profit.
Here’s what you need to know about CUSMA and digital trade
"The data localization and data transfer rules may erode efforts to safeguard privacy and many other provisions represent a lost opportunity to establish higher standards," says expert
Trump promised a new trade policy. But his new NAFTA might be worse than the old one
The intensifying debate over the renegotiated NAFTA that President Trump is seeking to rebrand as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) suggests that the president’s trade policy is not so different from those of his predecessors.
The new NAFTA deal is ’in trouble’ amid looming elections, fights over tariffs
More than six months after the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed a new deal, the chances of the countries ratifying the pact in 2019 are receding.
Trump’s damaged NAFTA deal
USMCA bears many resemblances to NAFTA, which has been cited as a driver of low-wage corporate outsourcing.
Top House Democrat cites labor, enforcement concerns on new NAFTA
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers could not take up the replacement for NAFTA unless Mexico passes legislation protecting workers’ rights. She also cited concerns over enforcement provisions, among other issues.
PBO report shows that new NAFTA provisions threaten Pharmacare, says Council of Canadians
The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) revealed that new intellectual property provisions in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement would cost Canadians as much as $169 million more per year for pharmaceutical drugs
Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 puts big pharma first, America second
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.
US Odyssey Marine will sue Mexico; accuses blockade to submarine mining
The US company notified its intention to claim compensation of 3,540 million dollars from the Mexican government.
NAFTA 2.0 ratification likely won’t happen until the fall: US AG official
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.
Cars could cost $2200 more in the US thanks to Trump’s trade ’deal’
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.
Tariffs raise ’serious questions’ about NAFTA ratification, Freeland says
US Court of International Trade rules use of national security tariffs allowed, but appeal likely
The globalisation of border control and peoples’ resistance
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.
Democrats cool toward NAFTA replacement, question labor standards
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.
«Au Mexique, les intérêts du Canada sont ceux des entreprises minières»
Les sociétés minières canadiennes ont encore mauvaise presse au Mexique, car elles ne respecteraient pas les droits de peuples autochtones.
Uprooted episode 60: The regulatory cooperation council
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.
Mexico pushing labour reform, won’t ratify new NAFTA with US tariffs in place
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.
New NAFTA faces ratification deadlock
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.