North America Free Trade Agreement
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?
How do new technologies and renegotiated supply management rules affect our food system? And, how do we move past the black/white, good/bad binaries that so often frame debates about trade-related issues?
NAFTA 2.0 would effectively tie the US Congress’ hands in the struggle against rising drug prices.
The USMCA most closely reflects US IP laws, subjecting the US to almost no revisions of its current domestic intellectual property laws.
We can stop NAFTA II and replace corporate trade with a new model that raises working conditions and protects the environment.
With the US as the centerpiece, the TPP would have given the country a more significant stake in Asia and the Pacific in much the same way as NAFTA did in America.
The outcome of the “Trump moment” is likely, for all its protectionist rhetoric, to end up further legitimating free trade.
Investment treaties with ISDS provisions make it hard to tax foreign firms and worsen human rights and labor practices.
Westmoreland Coal is suing Canada because it did not receive a transition payment following Alberta’s coal phaseout plan. For the province, coal mining companies have no role to play in the energy transition.
Final text weakens and nullifies protections against work discrimination.
Sector agreements signed between China and Canada could be rolled into a broader free trade agreement down the road — meaning that sectoral negotiations could lay the groundwork for comprehensive talks.
The Intellectual Property Chapter of the revised NAFTA, rebranded by the Trump Administration USMCA, includes provisions that threaten to undermine critical efforts towards affordable health care and medicine.
US President said on he will give formal notice to the US Congress in the near future to terminate NAFTA, giving six months for lawmakers to approve the revamped trade deal.
It is unrealistic to expect even the most gold-plated labour provisions in FTAs to redress the vast power imbalance between workers and gigantic, internationally mobile corporations.
Members of 70 different groups joined forces to call attention to a range of concerns, from workers’ rights to climate change.
The USMCA replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, which had created a free trade zone between the three countries back in 1994. The deal will require ratification by all three countries’ legislatures before taking effect.
With roughly three hours to go before boarding a flight to Argentina for a meeting of G20 leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this afternoon Canada is "still in discussions with the Americans" about signing the revised NAFTA at the summit.