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


USW, Unite march in solidarity with Mexican steelworkers
After three decades of NAFTA, Mexican workers are still denied basic rights.
Ontario coughs up $28M to wind power company
The Ontario government says it has paid a $28-million award that a NAFTA tribunal ruled was owed to a wind power company over a provincial offshore wind moratorium.
Four ways our trade vision beats Trump’s
Progressives and Trump form two opposing sides in a battle that’s currently underway for the future of U.S. trade policy.
Byzantine bilateralism
Bilateral commercial negotiations can enable strong countries to dominate weaker ones.
On NAFTA, Trump’s caution falls short of his tough talk — and that’s fine with free traders
Trump called NAFTA a disaster and vowed to scrap it and start over. But in nine weeks as president, he’s taken a much more cautious approach toward the deal with Mexico and Canada.
TPP reincarnation
The Trump Administration plans to use TPP as the “starting point” for a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement and new bilateral deals, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Trump’s NAFTA changes aren’t much different from Obama’s
President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to bring sweeping changes to the “terrible” North American Free Trade Agreement just got a dose of reality.
Mexico lagged the rest of Latin America in the NAFTA era, report finds
Over 20 million more Mexicans have fallen below the poverty line since NAFTA took effect.
United States’ free trade agreements: a silent (r)evolution?
The trade policy of the United States (U.S.) traditionally relied almost exclusively on multilateral negotiations. This changed in 1985 when the United States concluded a free trade agreement with Israel.
Draft NAFTA notice
The Trump administration has sent a draft notice to US Congress, seeking to tackle what it considers NAFTA issues.
Cargill chief: Don’t mess up NAFTA
Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan hopes to see out of any NAFTA renegotiation the basic principles of keeping the border open for trade
How to understand globalization: not nations, but class
The question is often posed whether trade and investment is a zero sum game among nations. South Centre Chief Economist Yilmaz Akyuz says he does not think nations are the correct focus here.
TransCanada Keystone XL rejection lawsuit dropped - arbitrator
Transcanada Corp’s legal challenge against the United States over its past rejection of Keystone XL pipeline has been dropped.
US ranchers saddle up for trade battle with Washington
President Trump’s promise to renegotiate Nafta and possibly place tariffs on Mexico or other US trading partners has the beef industry worried. The industry is already reeling from the loss of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
USDEC CEO to Mexico: ‘US dairy industry is fighting hard to ensure that NAFTA is here to stay’
Three leaders of US dairy organizations traveled to Mexico City to reaffirm their commitment to maintaining a positive trade relationship with Mexico’s dairy industry and consumers.
Eli Lilly loses quixotic quest to get Canada to pay $500 million for rejecting its bad patents
Just the fact that the Canadian government had to go through this massive and expensive process for many years just for rejecting two bad patents should show why ISDS provisions are such a problem.
Canada scores ISDS victory over Eli Lilly
Canada has prevailed over pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly in a long-running investor-state dispute the drug company filed under NAFTA’s investment chapter.
Sugar subsidies, America’s least efficient corporate welfare program
As part of NAFTA, Mexico was granted special access to the U.S. market but more akin to the “imperial preference” that Great Britain once provided for members of the British Empire.
Nafta talks likely won’t begin until later this year, Ross says
The U.S. government probably won’t begin “real” negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement until later this year (2017).
A new NAFTA, but not necessarily a better one
NAFTA has its fair share of critics who want to see it updated. But if Trump has his way, a re-negotiated agreement may prove disappointing.