NAFTA

North America Free Trade Agreement

Public Citizen | 28-Oct-2018
US-Canada ISDS is terminated; expansive investor rights eliminated and new review procedures mostly replace ISDS between US and Mexico.
Globe and Mail | 28-Oct-2018
Unverified rumours circulated in early 2018 that Canada was willing to abandon NAFTA’s provisions entitling foreign investors to sue for damages under what is called investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS.
Huffington Post | 21-Oct-2018
Investor-state dispute settlement was tempered in the USMCA, but the government needs to justify why it persists asking for it in other agreements.
CIAR Global | 5-Oct-2018
En el nuevo “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (USMCA), la resolución de controversias se trata en el Capítulo 31, que establece, entre otros, una nueva dinámica de formación de tribunales.
El Salto Diario | 4-Oct-2018
En la medianoche del domingo, y tras meses de fuertes tensiones diplomáticas, los gobiernos de los Estados Unidos y de Canadá adoptaron un nuevo acuerdo comercial preliminar, junto con México, que ahora se llamaría United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, el Acuerdo de los Estados Unidos con México y Canadá), reafirmando el papel hegemónico estadounidense. Este tipo de acuerdos provocan la precarización laboral, la bajada de salarios y daños ambientales irreversibles.
Washington Post | 4-Oct-2018
The oil business persuaded the White House to keep a number of features of the old NAFTA, including provisions that help protect US oil companies’ investments abroad and allow for tax-free transport of raw and refined products across borders.
La Jornada | 2-Oct-2018
Amplía Ottawa el acceso a lácteos. Washington cede y permite que se mantenga el mecanismo de solución de controversias
Sierra Club | 1-Oct-2018
More outsourcing of pollution and jobs, handouts to corporate polluters, and climate denial
Public Citizen | 13-Sep-2018
In letter to US Trade Representative, lawmakers say ISDS undermines state sovereignty and lawmaking.
AFL-CIO | 18-Jul-2018
Those with the means to become international wheeler-dealers can access ISDS. The rest of us have to rely on public courts—the same ones that investors say are “inadequate” to handle their needs. That’s not fair, and that’s not right.

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