US Embassy Pressures Thailand Over Monsanto Poison Ban

By Joseph Thomas, Journal-neo.org -

Under Thailand’s new government, efforts to ban toxic pesticides and herbicides including those made by US agricultural giant Monsanto were first accelerated, and have now finally succeeded. [...]

US Dollar Domination Declines As Eight Countries Join Instex

By Staff, Sputniknews.com -

The INSTEX trade mechanism was set up by France, Germany and the UK in January to continue trade with Iran, bypassing US sanctions. It became operational and available to all EU member states in [...]

UK Government Is Pushing Ahead With Extreme US Trade Deal With No Mandate

By Staff, Global Justice -

Campaign group Global Justice Now has accused Boris Johnson’s government of pushing ahead with an extreme US trade deal without a mandate from the public or parliament.This week both Foreign [...]

Toward A Progressive Trade Agenda For People And Planet

By Ethan Earle, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, and Scott Sinclair, Tradeforpeopleandplanet.org -

With ratification of NAFTA 2.0 still up in the air in the U.S. and Canada, a new international report contrasts the deeply flawed agreement with proposals for a more progressive and truly fair [...]

Goodbye Dollar. It Was Nice Knowing You

By Philip Giraldi, Strategic Culture. -

Over the past two years, the White House has initiated trade disputes, insulted allies and enemies alike, and withdrawn from or refused to ratify multinational treaties and agreements. It has [...]

‘Big Pharma’ Is The Big Winner Of The USMCA

By Veronika J. Wirtz, Warren A. Kaplan and Kevin Gallagher, Thehill.com -

The longstanding debate in the United States on its sky-high prescription drug prices and access to health care is raging where you might least expect it — within the pages of President Trump’s [...]

It’s Time To Stop NAFTA 2.0 And Get Trade For People And Planet!

By Mackenzie McDonald Wilkins, Tradeforpeopleandplanet.org -

The debate around Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 is heating up. Mexico just ratified the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), leaving both Canada and the United States to follow suit. But, there are some major [...]

China-India-Russia Moving Toward New Trading System In Response To Trump Protectionism

By Lee Jeong-ho, Scmp.com   -

Narendra Modi expected to join Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to express support for initiative. China hopes to win Indian and Russian support in [...]

Trade War With China Waged To Make Rich Richer

By Dean Baker, Truthout. -

Donald Trump seems determined to double down and keep pressing forward on his trade war with China. He promises more and higher tariffs, apparently not realizing that U.S. consumers are the ones [...]

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 [...]

Report: Trump NAFTA 2.0 Fails Economic Analysis

By Eyes On Trade -

The April 18, 2019 release of the International Trade Commission (ITC) report on the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) does nothing to alter the reality that the fate of NAFTA [...]

Solidarity Isn’t A Slogan, It’s A Process

By Cira Pascual Marquina, Venezuelanalysis.com. -

Imperialism is not a static phenomenon. What we had in the 19th century and into the early 20th century is different from what we have now. At that time, production was mostly inside nations. You [...]

USMCA is Another Corporate Power Grab

By Mackenzie McDonald Wilkins, Popular Resistance -

The path to creating a trade system that puts the necessities of the people and the protection of the planet before trade designed for transnational corporations begins with stopping Trump Trade, [...]

Trump Trade War Helps Push Farmers Into Record Number Of Bankruptcies

By Mary Papenfuss, Huffingtonpost.com -

Dairy farmers were counting on China milk buyers before the trade war. “The problem is both nations have stubborn leaders,” an industry analyst said. Hard times for farmers got tougher with [...]

Congress Call In Day: Stop NAFTA 2 And Create Trade For People And Planet!

By Staff, Tradeforpeopleandplanet.org -

The new Congress, elected in the 2018 midterm elections, has its first meeting on January 3 and will be getting into full swing by January 8. Let’s send them a warm welcome with our demands for [...]