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North America Free Trade Agreement


Bernie is right: Trade is a climate issue
Trade deals have been huge drivers of climate change. NAFTA, for instance, incentivized the expansion of industries with high carbon footprints.
Big Pharma looks to stem losses after trade deal defeat
The industry is working to get US senators on record in support of including the protections it lost in NAFTA 2.0 in future trade agreements with other countries.
What the amendments to the USMCA mean for Canadian IP law
Many requirements of the original USMCA have already been met by recent changes in Canadian IP legislation, but more amendments will be required to implement the USMCA.
Neoliberalism and the end of politics
Understanding power is more important to predicting the winners and losers of neoliberal economic policies than knowing the economics.
House passage of USMCA marks major shift away from free-trade policies
The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the new North American trade deal.
Mexicans are dubious Trump’s trade deal will boost their wages
On paper, Mexican workers should be big winners from the new Nafta. They’re not holding their breath.
New Nafta teed up by US House Committee for floor vote
The trade accord to revamp Nafta cleared the Ways and Means Committee, sending the measure to the full House.
Mexico, US seek to dispel tension over labor tweak to trade deal
Mexico said it was satisfied by US assurances it was not sending inspectors.
Mexico objects to labor enforcement provision in North American trade deal
An annex for the implementation of the treaty, the result of political decisions by Congress and the Administration in the United States, was not consulted with Mexico, said Mexico’s deputy foreign minister.
We’re still waiting for a trade deal that benefits working people
The proposed replacement of NAFTA remains a tool for corporate interests and provides insufficient relief to address the problems for working people embedded in the original agreement.
’NAFTA lite’: Trump and Democrats’ trade deal is similar to pact president mocked as ’worst ever’
More than half of the new trade agreement simply modernizes provisions already contained in NAFTA.
We need a progressive alternative on trade — and NAFTA 2.0 isn’t it
Here’s what a progressive trade agenda that actually protects people and planet would actually look like.
New NAFTA is lost opportunity to reform corporate trade deals
Deal does not address the farm crisis, but will exacerbate climate crisis and jeopardize health and public safety.
Trump’s NAFTA 2.0: An environmental failure
An assessment suggests the revised deal would perpetuate NAFTA’s environmental damage.
Redo of USMCA better than original NAFTA after yearlong effort to improve Trump’s 2018 deal
The new NAFTA is not the template for future agreements, but establishes the floor from which we will continue to advocate for a new model of trade and globalization that puts people and the planet first.
How the ‘New NAFTA’ will affect Canadians
Small gains for workers, but the environment gets a shoddy deal.
US to drop item on tax-free threshold from North American trade pact: sources
The Trump administration has agreed to drop a footnote from the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal that would have let it lower the $800 tax-free threshold for imported goods.
US, Canada and Mexico sign agreement - again - to replace NAFTA
Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact.
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement text (2019)
As published by the Office of the US Trade Representative
Leading environmental groups urge Congress to oppose a pro-polluter NAFTA 2.0
The renegotiated NAFTA fails to meet the baseline standards for environmental and climate protection that the environmental community has consistently called for.