North America Free Trade Agreement | US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
The US government has called for the creation of a dispute settlement panel under the North American Free Trade Agreement to rule on Mexico’s decision to pursue a complaint about US labelling rules for ‘dolphin safe’ tuna at the WTO rather than under NAFTA.
Canada’s ambassador to the United States has issued a stern warning to the most powerful congressional leaders on Capitol Hill over a protectionist piece of legislation that “will have a disproportionally negative impact on intertwined US-Canada supply chains and on jobs in both our countries.”
Perhaps, the most lucrative legacy of NAFTA has been the expansion of the drug trade. And the drug gangs are following the basic premises of free trade style capitalism to their logical conclusion: buy low, sell high, make profit, and eliminate your competitors.
It came as a surprise to many this week that the federal government — and ultimately Canadian taxpayers — will make a payment of $130 million to Montrealbased AbitibiBowater Inc. to compensate for company assets expropriated by the Newfoundland government in that province.
Premier Danny Williams says the Newfoundland and Labrador government will not share the $130-million settlement the federal government made with AbitibiBowater.
Mexico slapped new tariffs on some US pork and cheese products on Wednesday, the latest in a long-running spat between the two nations over US refusal to permit Mexican truckers to cross the border.
Mexico has put US pork on its list of retaliatory goods in response to what it says is unfair restriction by the US of Mexican truckers, in violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
On the second day of a two-day visit to Maine, the president’s top trade advisor has been hearing from some members of the state’s manufacturing sector about how trade policy has been hurting them.
Labor needs to take the lead in opposing the FTA’s that Obama is pushing and struggle for the creation of 15 million jobs along the lines that AFL-CIO President Donald Trumka has spoken of recently.
We’re all entitled to our own opinion about NAFTA-style trade pacts, but we’re not entitled to our own facts. The most peculiar claim is that the US has trade surpluses with its FTA partners, when in fact the data show we have a deficit.
Un groupe environnemental canadien porte sa lutte contre l’exploitation des sables bitumineux albertains devant le mécanisme de régulation environnementale de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALENA).
A Canadian environment group is claiming the federal government is breaking its own laws when it comes to the tar sands, and plans to take its concerns to NAFTA.
A group of US lawmakers unveiled legislation on Thursday to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement in the latest sign of congressional disillusionment with free-trade deals.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an influential Washington DC-based think tank, released “Rethinking Trade Policy for Development: Lessons From Mexico Under NAFTA,” challenging what the report notes is a widespread assumption in the US “that Mexico was the undeniable winner from NAFTA.”
Having received hundreds of stories of resistance from all over the world, we’ve spent the last few months focusing on the Wall that is being built along the USA’s entire border with Mexico.
While researching for a film on the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) – a tri-lateral initiative between Mexico, the United States, and Canada – B.C. filmmaker Paul Manly was convinced by people to head to Montebello, Que., for a 2007 summit attended by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, US President George W Bush, and Mexican President Felipe Calderón.
The SPP, along with NAFTA have already laid much of the groundwork for a North American Union.
Last Saturday night, October 10, several thousand Mexican government agents and police stormed into the headquarters and a hundred substations of the publicly owned electric utility, Luz Y Fuerza.
Mexico has suffered another loss in a series of investor-state arbitral disputes involving its sugar industry.
With virtually no fanfare or media analysis, one of the most transformative agreements ever signed by Canada and the US (and Mexico) is officially dead. Its official US government website declared last month: "The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) is no longer an active initiative. There will not be any updates to this site."