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


Canada being sued for billions under NAFTA investor protections
Study charts foreign corporations’ growing use of NAFTA’s investor protections to sue governments over environmental and economic regulations
India, US agree to restart talks on bilateral investment treaty
India and the US have reaffirmed commitment to the long-pending Bilateral Investment Treaty with PM Modi conveying to secretary of state John Kerry that New Delhi was prepared to hold early talks for the same.
NAFTA scrutiny of oilsands tailings ponds opposed by Canada
Canada is trying to stop NAFTA’s environmental watchdog from taking a closer look at the environmental effects of the huge tailings ponds produced by Alberta’s oilsands, and it appears Mexico and the US will go along with efforts to stop a formal investigation.
Sugar buyers’ slam NAFTA sugar pact, shift focus to Australia, Canada
A new US-Mexican government pact will limit supplies of sugar from Mexico via NAFTA and drive US manufacturers to seek supplies from Australia and Canada through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the Sweetener Users Association (SUA), which represents candy makers like the Hershey and Mars.
US can’t apply ’Buy America’ rule in Canada
Forcing companies to adhere to Washington’s "Buy America" policy outside US borders goes too far, Canadian officials say.
ISDS cannot be fixed
The European Commission’s claim that threats posed by the investor-state dispute settlement system can be fixed by “improving” ISDS provisions in trade pacts has already been proved false, says Public Citizen
US sugar policy: Sweet for a few, sour for most
New restrictions on Mexican sugar imports undermine the government’s negotiating position in free trade talks.
EU sugar industry fears import pressures In TTIP talks
Europe’s sugar industry fears there could be sugar imports from the combined US and Mexican market if sugar is becomes part of the ongoing Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.
Geist: How a 20-year-old patent application could upend Canada’s biggest trade deal
From a Canadian perspective, the Eli Lilly case has provided a powerful reminder that the risks associated with ISDS may outweigh the benefits with legal cases that can take decades to resolve.
Mexico purchases of US corn more than double
As a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement and other factors, Mexico has already more than doubled its imports of US corn this year.
How the Mexican drug trade thrives on free trade
US policy—specifically the militarization of the border since NAFTA—has strengthened cartels’ power and enabled them to diversify their operations deeper into the legal economy.
Mexico is waging war against American apples
Mexico’s apple industry is the latest victim of NAFTA — and trying to fight back.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the rights of Mexican workers
The deep integration of the continent makes a continental labour response necessary and possible. However, the prospects of such a response depend on the political evolution in the Mexican working-class on both sides of the border, the political evolution of unions in North America, and more general developments in the politics and economy of each country.
Ottawa mulls Keystone XL challenge under NAFTA after US dodges decision again
While US President Barack Obama hoped to kick Keystone XL out of the way by delaying a decision ahead of mid-term elections, Ottawa is considering launching a challenge under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
US launches probe into Mexican sugar imports as mills reject claims
The US government launched on Friday a probe into allegations that cheap imports of Mexican sugar are causing nearly $1 billion in damages in the local market, even as the Mexican representatives made a formal rebuttal of the accusations.
Jon Weissman: A free trade pact’s sorry numbers
New evidence of the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement’s damaging record provides the latest reason why Congress should not delegate away its constitutional trade authority and allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be “fast-tracked” into place.
Mexico: NAFTA has not created jobs for us
Dr Robert A. Blecker, a researcher of the Economics Department at the American University in Washington admitted that the North American Free Trade Agreement has not led to economic growth, much less to job creation in Mexico.
65,000 protest TPP in Mexico, see repeat of NAFTA mistakes
Farmers, union, environmental and women’s activists gathered in Mexico City last week to take stock of the lessons from NAFTA and plan strategies to confront the next big threat: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
NAFTA & environmental laws: Ethyl Corp. v. Government of Canada
Chemical firm uses trade pact to contest Environmental Law
Jan 31: Inter-continental day of action vs TPP & corporate globalization
This is a call to action for communities throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States to join together on January 31, 2014, and say "ENOUGH!" to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and other corporate "trade" deals. Solidarity actions elsewhere throughout the globe are welcome.