NAFTA

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New York Times  Mar 27  Comment 
Unions remain deeply suspicious of trade pacts, which they say exacerbate incentives for local, state and federal authorities to artificially maintain low labor costs.     
The Globe and Mail  Jan 10  Comment 
Canada, the U.S. and Mexico lack integrated institutions to match their economic synergies – and that’s hurting them on the global trade stage
NPR  Jan 9  Comment 
Signed 20 years ago this month, the landmark trade agreement radically altered the way we get our fruits and vegetables, encouraging year-round imports from Mexican farms. That's why it's now no big deal to find, say, raspberries in winter. But...
BusinessWeek  Dec 30  Comment 
Two decades of data on economic growth, trade volume, and employment indicate that Nafta has been neither as good as Bill Clinton promised nor as bad as Ross Perot warned
NPR  Dec 17  Comment 
Two decades ago, labor unions warned that the North American Free Trade Agreement would drive away U.S. jobs and push wages down. Today, unions feel as strongly as ever that NAFTA was a mistake for U.S. workers, but quantifying the factors behind...
NPR  Dec 8  Comment 
In December 1993, President Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law. Presidential candidate Ross Perot predicted Americans would hear a "giant sucking sound" as Mexico vacuumed up U.S. jobs. Economists say that the worst of...
The Globe and Mail  Nov 24  Comment 
U.S. companies are using a NAFTA dispute mechanism to sue Ottawa for new regulations, relying on a clause originally intended to serve as safeguard against Mexican nationalism
Financial Times  Oct 2  Comment 
US, Canadian and Mexican chief executives seek progress in border clearance, regulation and energy security to create a more competitive trade bloc
Reuters  Feb 21  Comment 
Cargill Inc has reached a settlement with Mexico in a dispute that resulted in a $77 million arbitration award for the U.S. agribusiness company, according to court documents filed Thursday.
The Globe and Mail  Nov 17  Comment 
Lone Pine Resources demands $250-million in compensation for lost permit




 
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