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Support threatened if Trump team abandons investment protection provision
Three top US business groups have fired a warning shot at the Trump administration, threatening to drop their support for its renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement if a controversial investment protection provision is abandoned.
US bid to exit Nafta arbitration panels draws ire from businesses
US trade officials are putting together a proposal to let the US withdraw from a corporate arbitration system at the heart of the North American Free Trade Agreement, upsetting big American companies that say the system protects their investments overseas.
Family farm groups from three countries slam NAFTA reboot based on TPP
As the formal talks to renegotiate NAFTA begin, family farm organizations from Canada, the United States and Mexico denounce the direction of the talks.
NAFTA chapter on Indigenous rights crucial, AFN national chief says
The push for an Indigenous chapter in a renegotiated NAFTA could require support from Indigenous Peoples south of the border as well as in Canada, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, a main advocate for its creation.
Replacing NAFTA: Eight essential changes to an environmentally destructive deal
To transform NAFTA from a polluter-friendly deal into one that supports environmental protection, any renegotiation must include, at a minimum, these eight changes.
NAFTA negotiators hone in on origin rules, dispute settlement
U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators began digging into some of the thorniest issues in modernizing NAFTA, including rules of origin for goods produced in the region, services trade and a controversial dispute settlement system.
NAFTA could replay TPP biologics debate
A battle over the length of data protection for biologic medicine appears to be shaping up in the NAFTA negotiations in a replay of an issue that helped block the Trans-Pacific Partnership from becoming law.
Thousands of Mexicans march to scrap NAFTA, as government fights to save it
While Mexican government negotiators fought tooth and nail to save the North American Free Trade Agreement during talks in Washington, thousands of Mexican farmers and workers took to the streets demanding the deal be scrapped.
NAFTA negotiations: energy clause unites Canadian critics across the political spectrum
As NAFTA 2.0 negotiations begin, an old trade issue with a strange name has emerged to create unlikely allies across the political spectrum and staunch defenders in the oilpatch.
NAFTA renegotiation talks arrive amid diverging interests, neoliberal goals
As Mexico, Canada and the U.S. head into potentially thorny talks, critics say that banks and multinationals will be first to reap the benefits.
US to keep negotiating texts ‘classified’
The first USTR official said the negotiating texts will not be released to the public because they are “classified” documents. That’s consistent with past negotiations, but will give critics ammunition to complain the deal is being negotiated in secret.
Rising demands for data localization a response to weak data protection mechanisms
Don’t trust data localization exceptions in trade agreements to guarantee protection of personal data.
NAFTA 2.0: Will our feminist government walk the equality talk?
Renegotiating the agreement is an opportunity for Canada’s self-proclaimed feminist government to put words into action by tackling gender inequality and the structural barriers that female workers and business owners face across all three countries.
Trump’s racist agenda is not fair trade
This system of dominance, already codified in NAFTA, is the system the Trump administration intends to preserve and strengthen in a new NAFTA. That new NAFTA will guarantee a strong foothold for structural racism.
Canada suggests it could quit NAFTA talks over dispute mechanism
Canada laid down a tough line ahead of talks on modernizing NAFTA, suggesting it could walk away if the United States pushed to remove a key dispute-settlement mechanism in the trade deal.
Freeland to press for new labour, environmental sections within NAFTA
Chrystia Freeland will push for additional labour and environmental sections when she shares broad strokes of Canada’s goals for the upcoming NAFTA talks.
«Le moratoire de Québec était légitime», dit le Centre québécois en droit de l’environnement
Québec était en droit d’instituer un moratoire sur la fracturation hydraulique et Ottawa ne devrait pas compenser Lone Pine.
NAFTA, Trump and the cloud: What the negotiations mean for your personal data
Washington wants few restrictions on cross-border data transfers and has taken aim at rules in other countries that require certain digital information to be stored on computers located within their national borders.
Business groups to the administration: Keep ISDS in NAFTA
More than 100 U.S. business groups and associations are pushing the Trump administration to not only preserve investor-state dispute settlement and related provisions in an updated NAFTA agreement but to also strengthen them to further protect intellectual property and interests.
US push for freer NAFTA e-commerce meets growing resistance
A US proposal for Mexico and Canada to vastly raise the value of online purchases that can be imported duty-free from stores like and eBay is emerging as a flashpoint in an upcoming renegotiation of the NAFTA trade deal.