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


Dairy groups slam Canadian proposal on USMCA dairy market access
Canada submitted its proposal on how it would change tariff rate quotas for imports on dairy. Dairy groups were disappointed in the proposal and called for more reforms.
Understanding the agricultural biotechnology provisions in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
While industry lobbyists succeeded in convincing trade negotiators to include agricultural biotechnology provisions in the USMCA, they now misstate the scope of the text that was agreed to by Canada, Mexico and the US.
A sea of trouble: Seabed mining and international arbitration in Mexico
In the Gulf of Ulloa, a US treasure-hunting company turned seabed mining outfit poses a dire risk to the environment.
Monterra Energy to seek $667 mln in damages from Mexico for port closure
Monterra Energy plans to pursue legal action against Mexico and seek damages of about $667 million for the "unlawful" closure of its Tuxpan fuel imports terminal in the Mexican state of Veracruz for five months.
A Koched-up NAFTA lawsuit
Koch claims that Ontario’s abrupt cancellation of its cap-and-trade system in 2018 violated the NAFTA Chapter 11 minimum standard of treatment and expropriation clauses.
Canada’s Alberta province files trade challenge over scrapped Keystone XL pipeline
The Canadian province of Alberta formally initiated a trade challenge to recover its investment in the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which was scrapped in 2021 after the United States cancelled a key permit.
Children’s cereal company v. Mexico & the corporate use of investor-state dispute settlement to influence policymaking
In September, a children’s cereal company threatened to sue Mexico over its adoption of a food packaging regulation.
Mexico seeks to settle $1.1 bln Vulcan suit over limestone mine closure
The Mexican government said on Thursday that it is negotiating the settlement of a $1.1 billion lawsuit by Vulcan Materials Co over a government effort to shutter its limestone mine.
USMCA seen as “basis” of future US trade agreements
An official with the US Grains Council suggests the US Mexico Canada Agreement lays a solid foundation for future trade deals.
New Zealand cheers Canada’s loss in dairy dispute and calls for ’significant reform’
Canada has repeatedly broken its promise to let foreign cheese and butter flow more freely into the country, officials say
Canada joins Mexico’s official complaint arguing US violating trade pact over auto parts provision
Canada is joining Mexico’s official complaint requesting a dispute settlement panel to resolve a claim that the US is violating the new NAFTA by insisting on a stricter interpretation of a key provision on auto parts.
Mexico asks USMCA dispute resolution panel on auto content
The Mexican government has requested a dispute resolution panel under the US-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement, because it claims the United States is improperly interpreting stricter regional content rules under the pact.
US wins Canada trade spat as panel says dairy rules defy pact
The US notched a victory in a spat with Canada over dairy trade, with a dispute-settlement panel finding that the nation’s allocation of American lower-tariff imports violates their agreement.
Keystone pipeline developers seek $15 billion from US for cancellation
Developers of Keystone XL are seeking to recoup more than $15 billion in damages connected to President Joe Biden’s decision to yank a permit for the border-crossing oil pipeline even after construction began.
Transnational corporations and free trade in Mexico
This report examines how, over the last 30 years, Mexico has become one of the main industrial paradises on the planet.
Talos Energy files notice with Mexico over disputed oil field
Houston-based Talos Energy intends to fight the decision by the Energy Ministry to designate the state oil company Pemex as the operator of the Zama field, which contains almost 700 million barrels of oil.
Walmartland: How US stores colonizing Mexico are displacing local culture
More and more US transnationals have opened up in Mexico over the past few decades, taking advantage of unfair trade agreements, super-exploitative labor conditions, and cheap utilities.
Canada joins Mexico in seeking consultation with US over USMCA content rules
Canada has joined Mexico in seeking formal consultation with the United States over the interpretation of content rules for automobiles
GM workers in Mexico defeat union in first test of US trade deal
Workers at a General Motors plant in central Mexico have voted to scrap their collective contract, opening the door for them to oust one of Mexico’s largest labor organizations as their union under a new trade deal.
US reaches deal with Mexican auto parts factory in USMCA labor complaint
Mexican auto parts company Tridonex agreed to ensure worker rights, pay severance and back wages to dismissed employees to settle an early labor rights complaint under the new North American trade deal.