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North America Free Trade Agreement


USMCA deal close, but not ’imminent,’ Democrats say
Democrats say a deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is close, but not “imminent,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier.
The new NAFTA won’t protect workers’ rights
Trump’s new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement repeats the disasters of the original agreement.
House Dems after meeting with Richard Trumka: No vote on Trump’s NAFTA if worker concerns go unaddressed
AFL-CIO President met with House Speaker and Ways and Means Chairman to hash out labor’s concerns in ongoing discussions over President Donald Trump’s renegotiated NAFTA deal.
Trump blasts Pelosi for ’taking too long’ on Mexico, Canada trade pact
The new NAFTA must win approval in a divided Congress where Democrats control the House and have said they have concerns over the agreement, including its labor and enforcement provisions.
Maquiladoras and the exploitation of migrants on the border
The signing of NAFTA in 1994 expanded the viability of the maquiladora industry. More importantly, it served to deepen uneven economic and political relationships between Mexico and the United States.
US using trade deals to shield tech giants from foreign regulations
The US administration’s push is the latest salvo in a global fight over who sets the rules for the Internet.
Top US trade official submits USMCA ideas to Democrats: lawmakers
The long-awaited response from US Trade Representative sets the stage for weeks of intense negotiations before a congressional vote on the agreement.
US farmers’ group says pharma, not dairy, is main obstacle to ratifying USMCA
The National Farmers Union says the new deal’s extended patent protection for new pharmaceuticals must be reduced so that less expensive generic versions of new drugs can be available to consumers sooner.
US Democrats concerned about USMCA enforcement, Pelosi tells Canada’s Trudeau
Democrats’ key concerns are labor standards, prescription drug prices, environmental protections and concrete enforcement mechanisms.
USMCA pits rural people in each country against one another: Via Campesina North America
We see the revision of NAFTA – rebranded as the USMCA (or T-MEC) – as another failure to respect the dignity of farmworkers, family farmers, Indigenous people, and the communities and territories in which we live.
Trump administration, Democrats make progress on new NAFTA
Congressional Democrats appear to be moving from “no way” to “maybe” on President Donald Trump’s rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico.
Farm and food groups to Congress: Reject the USMCA
We urge you to reject the USMCA and instead insist on new trade rules that would serve the interests of family farmers, ranchers, indigenous communities, farm and food chain workers, consumers and our environment in all three nations.
The ‘giant sucking sound’ of NAFTA: Ross Perot was ridiculed as alarmist in 1992 but his warning turned out to be prescient
What Americans need is trade between the US and Mexico that benefits people in both countries. To do that, labor rights need to be harmonized to the best standards in North America, not slide to the lowest.
White House is likely to send USMCA trade deal to Congress after Sept. 1, sources say
The move sets up a vote on President Donald Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement by the end of the year.
Beyond NAFTA 2.0: A trade agenda for people and planet
The report critically analyzes the USMCA and sets out alternatives that would give priority to human rights and the rights of nature over corporate rights.
House Democrats call for revival of meat labeling law
A meat labeling law repealed three years ago may be making a comeback as some lawmakers call for it to be added to the proposed trade pact designed to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.
Democrats to meet with US trade representative over USMCA
House Democrats reiterated their demand on Tuesday afternoon that substantive changes to the deal must be made to the underlying agreement. It’s an idea administration officials have rejected.
New NAFTA limits labeling for food and workplace chemicals
A major focus throughout the agreement is an obvious effort to limit information provided to consumers and workers about food ingredients and nutrition, as well as the chemicals used in agriculture, consumer products and workplaces.
Mexico becomes first country to ratify new North American trade deal
Mexico became the first country to ratify the new North American free-trade agreement, as its Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the deal updating the rules for one of the world’s largest trade blocs.
NAFTA demolition better for PBI
USMCA, a modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, includes several positive changes for the seed industry.