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


NAFTA’S Chapter 19 a potential big issue
Canada and Mexico should push very hard to preserve Chapter 19 of the original NAFTA agreement, which created a mechanism to resolve disputes over anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures, a former Mexican official said.
U.S. dairy lobby submits its demands for NAFTA
The dairy lobby’s 15-page letter had two main requests regarding Canada: a reversal of new rules on ultrafiltered milk products and increased access to the Canadian market that exceeds the 3.25 per cent offered in the early version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
EFF to USTR: IP doesn’t belong in NAFTA. For the rest, talk to us.
The United States Trade Representative has opened a window for the TPP’s proponents to try to use NAFTA to establish at least some of the dangerous TPP’s so-called intellectual property (IP) rules.
U.S., Mexico clear way for NAFTA with new deal on sugar trade
The deal in principle could clear away at least one contentious issue between the two governments standing in the way of upcoming NAFTA talks.
NAFTA’s dirty secret: it lets U.S. control our oil: McQuaig
Mexico’s fierce defence of its sovereignty stands in sharp contrast to the easy submission to Washington’s energy demands by Canadian politicians, led by then Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
U.S. and Mexico sugar talks go into overtime after day of drama
They are seen as a precursor to the more complex discussions on the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Mexican, US legislators meet on NAFTA, security, trade
Mexico has become a major importer of U.S. natural gas and gasoline, and now apparently wants that trade brought under NAFTA.
Mexico set to review rules of origin to help NAFTA renegotiation
Mexico’s foreign minister says the country is “inevitably” set to review rules of origin when renegotiating the North American free-trade agreement.
NAFTA talks to start in August: Here’s what the calendar looks like
The Canadian government says it expects negotiations to start this summer for a new North American Free Trade Agreement.
Trump: Corporate trade as usual, now with added xenophobia
Reports of TTIP’s death have been greatly exaggerated: in spite of Trump’s populist outbursts and his pledge to change US trade policy, the TTIP agenda suits his corporate buddies all too well and goes hand in hand with the EU’s corporate trade agenda.
NAFTA serves corporations: Civil Society will hold their own discussions in Mexico City May 26-28th
Networks from Canada and Quebec will join their American and Mexican counterparts at the historic Antiguo Palacio de Escuela de Medicina in Mexico City.
North American carmakers want rules of origin in NAFTA left untouched - Mexico lobby
The auto industries of the United States, Canada and Mexico agree there should be no changes to rules of origin in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
U.S. seeks to shift trade tides as it starts Nafta overhaul
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer gave official notice to Congress of the government’s intention to renegotiate the 23-year-old accord with Mexico and Canada.
Harmony in the private sector on NAFTA priorities
US lobby groups to team up with their Mexican counterparts to establish a common agenda before talks begin
U.S. farm groups pile on Canada as Trump eyes trade fairness
U.S. poultry exporters, who include Tyson Foods Inc and Pilgrims Pride Corp, as well as egg sellers, are expected to seek greater access to Canada’s tightly controlled market in renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Interview with Elizabeth Swager and Julia DeGraw
Elizabeth Swager is a National Organizing Director at Citizens Trade Campaign and Julia DeGraw is the Senior Northwest Organizer at Food & Water Watch.
US officials eye next steps on trade with Europe, Japan, NAFTA partners
The past weeks have seen a flurry of trade activity in Washington and beyond, including a trip by US Vice President Mike Pence to Asia; meetings between top American and European trade officials; and an escalation in the US-Canada row over softwood lumber that could have implications for broader trade talks.
Trump won’t scrap Nafta trade deal ’at this time’
US President Donald Trump has told Mexico and Canada he wants to renegotiate - not scrap - the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Dairy 101: The Canada-U.S. milk spat explained
The Americans have made it very clear they want to secure more access to Canada’s dairy and poultry markets when NAFTA is renegotiated.
Ahead of NAFTA talks, U.S. sets 20 percent duties on Canadian softwood lumber
The United States will impose preliminary anti-subsidy duties averaging 20 percent on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, as NAFTA renegotiation talks are looming