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Mexico, Panama finish free-trade talks
Mexian President Enrique Peña Nieto called the trade pact "another significant step toward Panama’s future participation in the Pacific Alliance, an inclusion which Mexico supports." The Pacific Alliance is a trade bloc that includes Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
Mexico: NAFTA has not created jobs for us
Dr Robert A. Blecker, a researcher of the Economics Department at the American University in Washington admitted that the North American Free Trade Agreement has not led to economic growth, much less to job creation in Mexico.
65,000 protest TPP in Mexico, see repeat of NAFTA mistakes
Farmers, union, environmental and women’s activists gathered in Mexico City last week to take stock of the lessons from NAFTA and plan strategies to confront the next big threat: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The Guardian: Mexico would be better off without NAFTA
In an extensive report on “20 years on from the Signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)”, the British newspaper, the Guardian, has claimed that Mexico could have maintained economic growth that it sustained between 1960 and 1980 without the need for an agreement.
Mexico farmers warn of year of protests
Mexican peasant organizations have warned of a year of protests unless the federal government fulfills its promise to end the disastrous effects generated by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
How NAFTA helped the Mexican billionaires’ club
When the North American Free Trade Agreement was being negotiated, supporters promised it would increase the income of Mexicans. Two decades later, it’s clear that Mexico’s ultrarich are among its big winners.
NAFTA does not fulfil Mexican expectations
Although NAFTA fundamentally changed the country in some ways, it did not meet expectations of putting Mexican wages on the same level as US wages, boosting employment, reducing poverty or protecting the environment.
Guatemala opts into Central American FTA with Mexico
As Guatemala has now approved its participation in the free trade agreement between Mexico and the other Central American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua – the agreement entered into effect on September 1, 2013.
Turkey ‘ready’ for free trade deal with Mexico, minister says
Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan has said Turkey is ready to sign a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) with Mexico.
Turkey ready to sign FTA with Mexico, says minister
Turkish Minister of Economy Zafer Caglayan said on Tuesday that Turkey was ready to sign a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with Mexico.
Regional free trade agreement with Mexico enters into force
A free trade agreement between Central America and Mexico entered into force this week, the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX) reported on Monday.
Mexican and EU lawmakers say free trade deal needs overhaul
European Parliament members and Mexican federal lawmakers wrapped up their joint meeting and called for "far-ranging modifications" to the trade agreement signed in 1997 and implemented in 2000.
Mexico envisions Nafta-EU trade agreement, foreign minister says
Mexico envisions a trade deal tying it to the European Union, US and Canada as the future of transatlantic commerce and would welcome joining talks between the US and EU, Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade said.
Now US wants Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement with European Union to include Turkey: who’s next?
Some media are reporting talk of Mexico and Turkey joining the EU-US FTA.
Costa Rican lawmakers approve free trade agreement with Mexico
Costa Rica already had a free trade agreement with Mexico, in force since January 1995, which now is unified with the rest of Central American countries.
Cargill settles NAFTA dispute with Mexico
Cargill has reached a settlement with Mexico in a dispute that resulted in a $77 million arbitration award for the US agribusiness company
Taiwan to use Mexico, Turkey as detours to trade with U.S., EU
Taiwan will use Mexico and Turkey as gateways to stepping up trade with the United States and the European Union, so as to reduce the impact of the free trade agreements (FTAs) between South Korea and the two major economies, according to the country’s main trade promotion body.
Mexico finds unlikely allies in trade fight
As tomato growers in Florida and some other states fight a 16-year-old agreement that they contend allows farmers in Mexico to export tomatoes at a price below their costs, the Mexican farmers are finding allies in the United States.
Cargill says Mexico owes it $95 million in NAFTA dispute
US agribusiness company Cargill Inc. filed a suit in a US court on Tuesday to compel Mexico to pay a $94.6 million award over trade barriers the company says Mexico put up against high-fructose corn syrup from 2002 to 2007.
EU trade chief calls on Mexico to reopen trade pact with Europe
Europe and Mexico need to go back to the negotiating table to rework their 12-year-old free-trade agreement to include services and agriculture, the European Union’s top trade official said on Monday.