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North America Free Trade Agreement


US reaches deal with Canada, Mexico to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum
Elimination of these tariffs is expected to remove a significant barrier to passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
USMCA (NAFTA 2.0): tightening the constraints on the right to regulate for public health
Rather than enhancing public health protection the USMCA places new, extended, and enforceable obligations on public regulators that increase the power of corporate interests during the development of new regulations.
Sharon Treat: Mainers right to be skeptical that USMCA will fix farmers’ woes
The new NAFTA checks in at nearly 2,000 pages, with corporate giveaways larded throughout that directly impinge on state and federal authority to protect the public.
American companies are spending millions in an effort to get the new NAFTA ratified
The trilateral trade agreement is currently lacking the requisite amount of support from Democrats for it to be put to a vote in the US Congress.
Mexico trade official hits Dems for opposition to new NAFTA
Mexico’s top trade negotiator said he hopes congressional Democrats can “appreciate” what Mexico’s reforms mean for labor rights throughout the continent.
Mexican Senate passes labor bill, key to approving new NAFTA
The bill enshrines the right of Mexican workers to organize and gives them more control over their contracts.
Meet the new NAFTA — same as the old NAFTA
The USMCA simply follows the failed model of prior free-trade agreements adopted over the past 25 years, which facilitate corporate offshoring to low-wage countries while undermining democratic power.
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.