North America Free Trade Agreement | US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Canadian company TransCanada’s announcement that it will sue the American people for $15 billion perfectly illustrates how today’s corporate-empowering trade policies threaten the way democracy is supposed to work.
‘The idea that some trade agreement should force us to overheat the planet’s atmosphere is, quite simply, insane.’
La cohabitation entre le régime international de commerce et d’investissement actuel et l’ambition prétendue de lutter contre le changement climatique est impossible.
Calgary-based company alleges U.S. president exceeded his constitutional powers
NAFTA action comes after closure of Laurentide mill blamed on Nova Scotian mill.
Canada and Mexico have won a trade victory over US law requiring country of origin labelling on beef and pork.
With almost half of our carbon emissions and over 90 percent of our planet’s warming being absorbed by the ocean, the cheap goods on our grocery store shelves might not be such a good deal after all.
A coalition of U.S. and Mexican labor and civil society groups are taking an unprecedented legal approach to protect workers’ rights that will test the strength of labor protections in international trade agreements.
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens is suing Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for $700 million in future lost profit.
There are many lessons from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that are relevant to the current debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Pickens is using his rights under the North American Free Trade Agreement to bring claims against the Canadian province of Ontario.
Les conséquences des accords multilatéraux sur le commerce mondial et l’économie sont loin de faire consensus.
Rankin acted on behalf of an American mining corporation in its successful bid to sue Canada using NAFTA.
Ahead of the Paris climate change talks, a new report argues that international trade deal contracts must be amended to ward off lawsuits that could potentially scuttle any agreements reached on climate change.
For years, trade and justice activists have proposed renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to address some of the deal’s most damaging features: for example, by removing the anti-democratic investor-state dispute settlement provisions of Chapter 11, linking trade benefits to genuine protections for human and labour rights (all the more important given the deteriorating democratic situation in Mexico), and establishing a continent-wide strategy for auto investment and production.
There has been an explosive increase of cases of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Modern investor-state disputes often revolve around public policy measures and implicate sensitive issues such as health and environmental protection
Starting soon, as a result of the firm’s drive for higher profits and lower wages, your Oreo cookies will be made in Mexico, not Chicago. And it’s all thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The outcome of such a process, based on what we know so far, is what one might reasonably expect: “a wishlist of the 1%–a worldwide corporate power”.
While the European Union and Canada agree that Feta cheese must come from Greece, the deal underscores the problems with regional trade deals not giving other countries a say.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not dead. Even though talks failed last month in Hawaii and the 12 countries couldn’t come to an agreement, the last few legislative days left are being used up wisely.