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

Mexico offers to match oil groups’ Nafta wish
Mexico is considering writing into law investor-state dispute settlement provisions contained in the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) to reassure US and Canadian investors in its energy sector.
Contentious issues lie ahead as Ottawa NAFTA talks end
Top trade ministers from Mexico, Canada and the U.S. met Wednesday as stakeholders warn it will take a “Hail Mary” pass to finish negotiations by year’s end.
Canada pushes inclusion of strong, progressive labour standards in NAFTA
Canada is pushing for the inclusion of enforceable, progressive labour standards in a rewritten North American Free Trade Agreement.
Canada pushes back against US copyright demands in NAFTA
The United States is using the TPP as a template for the draft IP chapter that it is presenting to its negotiating partners in this round. Canada, however, isn’t down with that.
Renégociation de l’Aléna: le lait canadien sous pression américaine
Le Canada subit les pressions des Etats-Unis pour accepter plus de produits laitiers sur son marché protégé dans le cadre de l’actuelle renégociation de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (Aléna) entre ces deux pays et le Mexique.
US to partially unveil key NAFTA proposal, talks seen dragging
US trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.
Music groups push USTR on NAFTA copyright agenda
A coalition of more than 20 music groups are urging U.S. trade negotiators to look beyond U.S. law to forge stronger copyright protections in a new NAFTA.
Amazon plans mega-warehouse for Mexico growth spurt
The new warehouse will be constructed about 7 miles from the existing facilities. All are located along the so-called “NAFTA” highway, an industrial belt that runs through Mexico’s factory regions to the U.S. border.
Ingersol plant a crown jewel for GM, but deal with Unifor challenging amid NAFTA talks
“This is one of the most productive plants in the world, and it’s losing out because they pay their workers $2 an hour in Mexico. It’s ridiculous,” Unifor president Jerry Dias said.
Chemical associations push for closer Nafta collaboration
American Chemistry Council wants Mexican alignment with US and Canada
Shrinking transparency in the NAFTA and RCEP negotiations
Provisions on digital trade are quietly being squared away in both of the two major trade negotiations currently underway—the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade talks.
Canada open to adding softwood lumber deal to NAFTA
Canada is prepared to pursue a permanent settlement in softwood lumber within the North American Free Trade Agreement if the U.S. lumber industry keeps blocking a deal.
USTR floats idea of ‘sunset’ proposal in NAFTA 2.0
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is considering a so-called sunset proposal, or a provision that would effectively implement an automatic termination of the deal after five years unless all three parties agree before then to renew it
Canada pushing to revamp NAFTA lawsuit provision
The goal of Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is to revamp Chapter 11 so it more closely mirrors the investor-state dispute-resolution mechanism that forms part of the 2016 Canada-European Union trade deal.
NAFTA parties pursue "accelerated" timeframe, gear up for third round of talks
Officials are gearing up for another negotiating round in the efforts to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with the next set of talks due for 23-27 September
No #NAFTA2, yes to trade for people & planet
We propose a vision for trade that serves working people and protects the planet. That is why we have to say #NoNAFTA2, and make a radical refusal of any new or re-worked corporate trade deals.
Foreign patent owners can challenge domestic judgments under international investment arbitration
The first ever final award on patents in international investment arbitration by ICSID in the case of Eli Lilly v. Canada has effectively cleared the way for raising future disputes by foreign IPR owners against domestic institutions which can result in stronger and robust IP protection regime.
Canada says ’hard no’ on changing NAFTA dispute resolution
Canada will oppose any effort to change the investor-state dispute resolution system in the North American Free Trade Agreement, sources tell the Washington Examiner
NAFTA renegotiation: Will working people continue to get shafted?
Interview with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizens Global Trade Watch, and Gisela Perez, lawyer and journalist who works at NGO Derechos Digitales and is a spokesperson of the coalition "Mexico Against NAFTA", composed of more than 30 civil society organizations and trade unions.
"Modernize NAFTA, but don’t ruin its energy trade provisions"
More than 100 associations representing US businesses are teaming up to encourage the Trump administration to maintain ISDS protections as it renegotiates NAFTA, writes the head of the US oil and natural gas industry trade group