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NAFTA at 30: The mother of all free trade agreements
As the first free trade agreement in contemporary history, the North American Free Trade Agreement, turns 30, it’s a good time to ask why this particular treaty played such a watershed role in the history of the global regime of trade and investment.
Almaden to pursue international arbitration against Mexico; moves to drop Mexican lawsuits
Almaden Minerals Ltd. has taken the decision to submit its claims to arbitration against the United Mexican States under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. podcast: NAFTA’s 30th anniversary
Special edition on the 30th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement that came into force in 1994 and inspired many free trade agreements that were subsequently signed around the world.
A matter of Mexican maize and not so free trade agreements
Free trade agreements are threatening the maize crop of Mexico.
Almaden provides corporate update
Almaden delivered to Mexico written notice of its intention to submit a claim to arbitration against Mexico under the CPTPP.
Mexico: follow Honduras or Ecuador?
The question for the next government is: will it continue the neoliberal model under the FTAs ​​and BITs that pledge our sovereignty in courts like the ICSID?
After 30 Years of NAFTA, the Working Classes Are Still Losing
Thirty years after NAFTA came into effect in 1994, the economic data suggests a somber conclusion: The three countries’ working classes are worse off today than they were before
‘Litigation terrorism’: the obscure tool that corporations are using against green laws
Investor-State Dispute Settlements are legal, huge and often hush-hush – and fossil fuel firms and others are using them to hold the planet to ransom.
NAFTA’s promises elusive: impact on US-Mexico trade, immigration, manufacturing
Three decades have passed since NAFTA was implemented, leaving unfulfilled promises of mutual prosperity. This article examines the realities of US-Mexico trade, illegal immigration, and the loss of manufacturing jobs, and calls for a reevaluation of the agreement’s impact.
How a US mining firm sued Mexico for billions – for trying to protect its own seabed
Local fishers helped halt underwater mining off Baja California’s coast in 2018. But then an obscure international legal process was put into motion.
Avocado farm workers in Michoacán file USMCA labor complaint
Claiming that RV Fresh Foods has violated their labor rights, a group representing local workers filed a petition under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the free trade pact that superseded NAFTA.
Canada and US governments shut down ability of Canadian NGOs to comment in trade dispute over Mexico’s GM corn ban
A trade dispute panel has rescinded an invitation to Canadian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to submit official comments in the dispute under the Canada-US-Mexico Trade Agreement (CUSMA) over Mexico’s phase-out of genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) corn.
North Americanism turns 30
NAFTA and USMCA have dramatically reshaped Mexico.
Canada pension fund Caisse, Mexico pause arbitration to seek energy resolution
Canadian pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and the Mexican economy ministry have temporarily suspended an international arbitration procedure to try to reach an agreement.
Mexico must stand up to agribusiness oligopolies on GM corn ban
US and Canadian civil society groups are denouncing their own governments’ efforts, driven by the agribusiness industry, to repeal Mexico’s proposed ban on genetically modified corn.
US ’beginning’ internal discussions about renewing North American trade pact
We’ve just passed the halfway mark, three years, to the sixth-anniversary milestone of the new North American trade deal where countries must start meeting to discuss future changes.
The US push for GMO corn is out to lunch
So-called “Free trade” promises lower prices and more supply, but it derails food security. Mexico has been fighting this since the United States began a dispute over genetically modified corn.
Cadence Minerals Plc – Sonora lithium investment update – Request for treaty negotiations with Mexico
Cadence Minerals and its subsidiary REM Mexico Limited have issued a request for consultations and negotiations to the Government of Mexico under the United Kingdom-Mexico Bilateral Investment Treaty.
US, Mexico resolve labor probe at Grupo Yazaki auto parts plant in Mexico
The US and Mexico have resolved a labor complaint under a regional trade deal at a Grupo Yazaki auto parts factory in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, both governments said
Mexico must address US’ ’serious concerns’ over energy measures, USTR says
A US trade official stressed Mexico’s need to address "serious concerns" from the United States of its energy measures, which were raised during consultations under a regional trade pact, the US Trade Representative’s office said.