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North America Free Trade Agreement


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A meat labeling law repealed three years ago may be making a comeback as some lawmakers call for it to be added to the proposed trade pact designed to replace the 1994 North American Free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.
Trump may ‘end up torpedoing’ the new NAFTA after threatening Mexico with a costly tariff
President Trump says an additional tariff on Mexican goods would address a “border crisis” that resulted in America being “invaded by hundreds of thousands of people.”
AMLO sends USMCA trade deal to Mexican Senate for ratification
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent the renegotiated Nafta deal for Senate approval, saying he’s optimistic the US Congress will also give it the green light.
NAFTA bill lets Trudeau cabinet wait and see what US Congress does Social Sharing
US Democrats fear higher drug prices, trying to change text of trade deal
Canada takes first step toward ratifying new North American trade deal
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland presented what is known as a “ways and means motion” to the House of Commons, which opens the way for the formal presentation of a bill.
Agribusiness leaders anxious for trade ratification
The Agricultural Leaders of Michigan voiced concern after the three countries announced the agreement eight months ago, but they’ve yet to ratify it. The group is made up of a coalition of agricultural, commodity and agribusiness leaders.
The new Canada-US trade relationship looks like the old one – and that’s a victory
Canada finished the renegotiation of NAFTA. It was touch-and-go at times, with Mexico City and Washington at one point cutting Ottawa out of the loop, but the deal ultimately reached wasn’t far off the NAFTA status quo.
Climate change, CAFTA and forced migration
Climate change and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) have destabilized the economies and lives of many in Central America and are driving migration.
New report: Secret regulatory talks threaten public protections
Regulatory cooperation has provided a forum for multinational business interests to influence government regulators in secretive committees that largely exclude consumer, environmental and other civil society representatives.
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.