Behind The Virtuous Façade

By Mateo Crossa and James M. Cypher, Dollars And Sense. -

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)—the successor to NAFTA—commenced on July 1, 2020. As the first anniversary of the agreement approaches, too little is known, or knowable, as to [...]

Migrant Worker Women Submit First Petition Against The US Under USMCA

By the Center for Migrant Rights. -

Maritza Perez and Adareli Ponce have filed the first-ever petition against the U.S. under the USMCA in a pivotal moment for the fight to end gender discrimination against migrant worker women on [...]

USMCA: Bandaids On A Flawed Corporate Trade System

By Michael Arria, Working In These Times -

A report by economists Thea M. Lee and Robert E. Scott at the Economic Policy Institute concedes that USMCA is a big improvement from the 2017 version, but concludes that it ultimately adds up to [...]

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement—Weak Tea, At Best

By Thea M. Lee and Robert E. Scott, Epi.org -

The revised U.S.—Mexico—Canada Agreement (USMCA), announced today by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and endorsed by the AFL-CIO, represents a significant improvement on the draft agreement first [...]

Levy, Garibay: ‘NAFTA 2.0’ Undermines Affordable Prescriptions

By Rick Levy and Montserrat Garibay, Riograndeguardian.com -

If at first your eyes glaze over at mention of the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, aka “NAFTA 2.0”), it’s hard to blame you. Texans admire plain dealing and clear rules. [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

Sharon Treat: Mainers Right To Be Skeptical That USMCA Will Fix Farmers’ Woes

By Staff, Sunjournal.com -

True, NAFTA and other “old trade agreements” hurt farmers and rural economies. It doesn’t follow, though, that the new NAFTA represents a bright new day — and a rebranding doesn’t mean an [...]

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 [...]

Time Is Running Out For Old And New NAFTA Deal

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Back in December 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump gave Congress a six-month ultimatum to approve the newly signed “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (USMCA), yet as elections loom closer [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

AMLO Goes Full Throttle Against Neoliberalism — But What About NAFTA?

By Manuel Perez-Rocha, Fpif.org -

I had the great fortune to attend the inauguration of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (or AMLO, as he is known) as the 58th Mexican president on December 1. The atmosphere at the Legislative Palace [...]

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