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North America Free Trade Agreement | US-Mexico-Canada Agreement


AFL-CIO requests USMCA labor complaint at Saint-Gobain glassmaker in Mexico
The biggest US labor federation asked the US government to open a complaint at a Saint-Gobain glass plant in Mexico, the latest in a series of petitions alleging worker rights violations in Mexico under a regional trade pact.
US farmers urge Washington to challenge Mexico’s looming ban on GM corn
Farmers in the United States are urging their government to challenge a looming Mexican ban on genetically modified corn under a regional free trade agreement.
Chinese firms skip over US tariffs by setting up shop in Mexico
Thanks to the country’s free-trade pact with the US and Canada, goods from Mexico can travel across the border duty-free, whereas one shipped to the US from China would be hit with a 25% tariff.
Mexico, US close VU Manufacturing complaint in fifth USMCA labor probe
Mexico and the United States have resolved the latest in a series of labor complaints under a regional trade pact, saying that workers at auto-parts plant VU Manufacturing in northern Mexico were able to elect the union of their choice.
Mexico-US energy tensions ease as focus shifts to shared opportunities
Energy sector tensions between the United States and Mexico have quieted in recent days as both sides work to change the narrative towards cooperation.
Canada challenges US softwood lumber duties under USMCA trade pact
International Trade Minister Mary Ng says Canada is formally initiating a challenge against “unwarranted and unfair” U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber.
Hogging the gains from trade in Mexico
The multinational pork giant Smithfield, now owned by a Chinese firm, took advantage of trade, investment, labor, environmental, and immigration policies, after NAFTA, to expand its low-wage factory farming model on both sides of the US-Mexico border.
US, Canada demand trade dispute talks over Mexican energy policies
The United States and Canada demanded dispute settlement talks with Mexico under a North American trade deal, charging that Mexican energy policies were discriminatory and "undermine" international firms and cross-border supplies.
US says Mexico energy policy violates trade deal; opens dispute
Biden team requests dispute-settlement talks under USMCA deal. USTR argues Mexico’s favoring of state utility breaks pact.
US poised to escalate claim Mexico violated free-trade pact
The US is preparing to escalate its complaints that Mexico’s state-favoring energy policies violate the nations’ free-trade agreement.
Mexican workers file USMCA complaint against VU Manufacturing
A group of Mexican workers at VU Manufacturing has filed a petition under the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) alleging that the Michigan-based auto-parts maker is pushing them to join a union friendly to the company.
Oceana filing under USMCA on right whales moves forward, could open US to trade restrictions
A filing made by non-governmental organization Oceana claims the US is not holding up its environmental laws regarding the protection of endangered North Atlantic right whales is moving forward.
Latin American leaders should stand up for people, not corporate profits
As leaders gather in Los Angeles, a reflection on the past two decades of battles against neoliberalism and for a more just and equitable alternative in the Americas.
US requests second dispute settlement panel on Canadian dairy quotas under USMCA
The Biden administration is requesting that a second dispute settlement panel be formed under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to review a trade dispute with Canada over dairy import quotas.
Independent unions in Mexico use the USMCA to stop abuse at multinational plants
New worker representatives push for renewal under the cross-border agreement to punish labor violations.
Talos Energy pauses Mexico oil arbitration bid amid high-level talks
US-based oil producer Talos Energy has temporarily suspended pursuit of an arbitration claim against Mexico amid high-level talks over one of the country’s flagship offshore projects.
Dairy tariffs renew Canada-US trade spat, threats of retaliation
Canada’s refusal to budge on dairy tariffs is whipping up discontent south of the border, and had at least two US industry groups calling on Washington to retaliate.
T-MEC, an obstacle to lithium nationalization
State exclusivity in the lithium value chain can violate the treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).
Mexican union calls for US probe into alleged labor abuses at Panasonic plant
In a petition to US labor officials, Mexican union SNITIS said a Panasonic car parts plant in the border city of Reynosa violated the 2020 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Ousted Pakistani leader as challenging investment treaties that give corporations excessive power
Mexico and many other countries are facing anti-democratic corporate lawsuits like the case that pushed Khan to withdraw from international investment agreements.