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


Mexico slaps tariff on US products in truck dispute
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.
Pork becomes pawn in US-Mexico trade dispute
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.
Trade pacts hurting Maine, manufacturers tell top US trade rep
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.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has resulted in increased unemployment in the US
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.
Facts are stubborn things when it comes to trade
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.
Sables bitumineux: un groupe environnemental porte le débat devant l’ALENA
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).
Tarsands complaint goes before NAFTA watchdog
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.
US lawmakers launch push to repeal 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.
US think tank admits NAFTA failed Mexico
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.”
Resist trailer now online
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.
Documentary on free trade protests
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.
Lawsuit Would Further Expose Secretive SPP Agenda
The SPP, along with NAFTA have already laid much of the groundwork for a North American Union.
Mexico revs up war on workers; Obama shrugs
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.
Claim by Cargill leads to another loss for Mexico
Mexico has suffered another loss in a series of investor-state arbitral disputes involving its sugar industry.
The SPP is dead. Let’s keep it that way
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."
The great swine cover-up
Mexico has been considered the laboratory of globalization since it initiated the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. In April of 2009 a deadly virus germinated in that laboratory, finding ideal conditions to move quickly into a global pandemic.
A pressing case for NAFTA review and renegotiation
North American leaders may wish to distance themselves from the obvious failure of NAFTA to better the lives of their citizens, but Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. citizens continue to press for a comprehensive review and renegotiation. This article explains why that task is more urgent than ever in today’s global crisis.
Corn Products awarded damages in NAFTA dispute
US-based Corn Products International has been awarded damages of over $58m in a dispute with Mexico over violations of the North America Free Trade Agreement.
NAFTA is our real problem
What do immigration, border security, swine flu and environmental concerns have in common? If you answer that they all somehow relate to NAFTA, you would be so right.
Leaders deflect criticism of SPP at Mexico Summit
The fifth annual North American leaders’ summit has just wrapped up in Guadalajara and it’s hard to tell what, if anything, was accomplished.