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North America Free Trade Agreement


Mexican leftist appeals to ’anti-establishment’ Trump, seeks NAFTA deal
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent US President Donald Trump a letter urging a swift end to NAFTA negotiations
US trade deals mean justice for some, not justice for all
Those with the means to become international wheeler-dealers can access ISDS. The rest of us have to rely on public courts—the same ones that investors say are “inadequate” to handle their needs. That’s not fair, and that’s not right.
Mexico’s landslide election: A labor perspective
Trade justice alliance webinar on Sunday 15 July
Should Canada scrap its supply management system? No
In the current talks to renegotiate NAFTA, the US is demanding a significant increase in access to Canadian agricultural markets and the phasing out of tariffs. Effectively, this would mean the end of supply management.
Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections
President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the fall midterm elections, a move aimed at reaching a better deal with Canada and Mexico.
Lighthouse looks to use NAFTA talks to greenlight Millennium coal terminal
Millennium Bulk Terminals’ parent company is ramping up lobbying spending related to trade talks with Canada and Mexico as part of a bold effort to get its blocked coal terminal in Longview approved.
Should Canada reject NAFTA? Yes
NAFTA is a corporate rights agreement, not a free-trade agreement in the original sense.
In a trade war, Canada’s energy not on the table
Canada is hamstrung by a little-known NAFTA clause that packs a huge climate punch and gives the US first access to most of Canada’s oil and natural gas.
Donald Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong
In arguing for a sunset clause to the Nafta trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy.
Mexico turns trade attention to Japan with Nafta talks at risk
Economy minister in Tokyo this week for conferences, meetings. Nafta uncertainty rising after Trump, Trudeau clashed.
NAFTA negotiations: Canada rejects US push for bilateral trade deal
The Canadian government is rejecting a push by the Trump administration to strike separate, bilateral trade deals with Canada and Mexico instead of pushing ahead with a stalled effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
NAFTA has hammered rural communities
NAFTA has hammered rural communities by aiding the consolidation of corporate power over agriculture by restricting choice and threatening our federal, state and local sovereignty over ag policy.
Trump says US might prefer separate trade deals with Canada, Mexico instead of NAFTA
US President Donald Trump might prefer to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which the United States is renegotiating with Canada and Mexico, in favor of two bilateral agreements with its neighbors.
Mexico aims tariffs at Trump country, sees NAFTA complications
Mexico hit back fast on US tariffs on steel and aluminum, which complicate talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said months of intense negotiations between his country, the United States and Mexico imploded when Vice President Pence demanded that any deal expire automatically in five years.
Trump’s new tariffs have effectively killed TTIP and may collapse NAFTA
China’s preferred model of free trade has already won a favoured position in developing countries vis-a-vis the US model.
Trump threatens allies with new tariffs, sowing global confusion
Some industry observers saw this latest move as a US tactic to pressure Mexico and Canada to move quickly to agree to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year.
NAFTA talks have ignored environmental concerns
NAFTA 2.0 could increase pollution that threatens our communities.
Canada backs foreign investor rights to protect mining sector: Book
Canada’s controversial mining sector may be the driving force behind the country’s insistence on protecting foreign investors’ rights over laws that guard its own citizens and environmental values.