Making Sense Of NAFTA And Its Replacement

By Stan Sorscher, Thestand.org -

(June 10, 2019) — In 2016, Donald Trump’s trade message was very simple: the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the worst trade deal ever negotiated. He has renegotiated NAFTA, [...]

How “Good Regulatory Practices” In Trade Agreements Erode Protections For The Environment, Public Health, Workers And Consumers

By Bart-Jaap Verbeek, Somo.nl -

Since the 1995 founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO), environmental NGOs and public interest watchdogs have warned that overly restrictive language in the WTO agreements unfairly [...]

To The Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister Of New Zealand: Please Call A National referendum On The CPTPP Treaty

By Bruce King, Medium.com -

Now it’s your decision on whether or not to forward the Bill to the Governor-General with a recommendation to sign it into law. In practice, that decides whether or not NZ commits to join the [...]

NAFTA 2.0 Will Help Corporations More Than Farmers

By Anthony Pahnke and Jim Goodman, Counterpunch.org -

President Trump touts NAFTA 2.0, otherwise known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as a boon for farmers.  In theory, opening Canadian markets to more U.S. exports will help farmers [...]

No Chance Congress Will Vote On USMCA This Year

By Staff, Cbc.ca -

The free trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico that leaders from all three countries agreed to in principle recently is a long way away from becoming law, as the man in charge [...]

How Trump’s New Trade Deal Could Prolong His Pollution Legacy

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

President Donald Trump's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico makes no mention of climate change, but it's likely to have lasting implications for North America's energy future. In many ways, [...]

Family Farmers: New Trade Deal Is More Of The Same

By Staff, Nffc.net -

National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is disappointed that the renegotiation of the trilateral North American trade deal now known as the US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has again put the [...]

NAFTA Renegotiation Shows US Will Do Whatever Necessary To Continue Imperialism

The United States, Canada and Mexico agreed late Sunday night to replace the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new “US-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” or USMCA. [...]

Trump’s New NAFTA Would Drive Up Drug Prices

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump set himself apart from fellow Republicans and even Hillary Clinton by advancing a protectionist trade agenda and promising to renegotiate or scrap the 1994 [...]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly On NAFTA 2.0

By Sujata Dey, Canadians.org -

For many years, the Council of Canadians and others have been writing and advocating to get rid of Chapter 11, the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) process. These are the provisions that [...]

Economists Warn Trump Of Depression From His Trade Policies

By Kevin Glass, Ntu.org -

NTU’s Free Trade Initiative director Bryan Riley said, “very few policy areas generate as much consensus among professional economists like free trade does. Protectionism is flat-earther [...]

#TPPBetrayal Tell Trump No TPP

By Daniel Cooper, Trade for People and Planet -

Tell Trump: Don’t Revive the TPP Trump promised he would end this terrible trade deal and got elected because he said he opposed the TPP. Now he is breaking that promise and betraying the people. [...]

NAFTA Should Work For Everyone – Not Just Investors

By Stan Sorcher, Thestand.org -

(April 3, 2018) — In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump all recognized that workers and communities have lost trust in the NAFTA approach to globalization. They [...]

Poll Shows Growing Public Opposition To NAFTA

By Jeff Ferry, Prosperousamerica.org -

An independent public opinion poll published late last year shows growing public awareness of US job loss due to imports, as well as growing public support of the view that NAFTA has been bad for [...]

Renegotiating NAFTA Could Make Trade Policy Right

By Owen E. Herrnstadt, Epi.org -

The United States, Canada, and Mexico are currently in talks over changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Renegotiating NAFTA offers an opportunity to create a new labor [...]