Category Archives: NAFTA

Lessons from Colombia for how we proceed with NAFTA renegotiation in 2018-2019

The Colombia FTA shows how flawed the U.S. government’s prioritization has been—to this point—regarding labor rights in its trade agreements.  The following writing explores this. Despite a “no” vote being encouraged by labor and civil society, the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement … Continue reading

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More Than 1,000 U.S. Civil Society Groups Demand That a People-Centered Agreement Come out of the NAFTA Talks

Civil society groups — us, and those in relationship with us — across the U.S.A. that have a shared vision for a replaced NAFTA and a list of demands regarding the nature of the agreement have released their letter to … Continue reading

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Cooke Aquaculture an ISDS-Enabled Threat to People and Planet

Lookout, Oregon. This story delves in something unacceptable faced by our state neighbors to the north. It could happen here, and it’s bad enough that it happens anywhere.  #EndISDS ISDS, Investor-State Dispute Settlement, is being used dangerously in Washington state … Continue reading

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Trump’s promises for fairer trade distinctly unfulfilled, to this point

Trump Trade has meant so far a lot of uncertainty and tremendous talk of change, with nothing meaningful changing yet, and trade deficits climbing rather than subsiding. In the State of the Union a week ago, Trump said the United … Continue reading

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Replace NAFTA National Day of Action

December 13, 2017 We are in midst of the sixth round of NAFTA 2.0 talks.  What can we say is going on, in this tense, consequential process (to wrestle with 23 years of loss to communities due to the North … Continue reading

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Oregon’s resources for what we’re saying on NAFTA

This post is for spreading some new resources.  The image below is our ORFTC fact sheet on the NAFTA campaign made in-house.  Further, we have these exciting things to tell you about: Public Citizen (and their entities Global Trade Watch … Continue reading

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NAFTA Renegotiation Has Begun. Here’s what you need to know.

NAFTA is being renegotiated starting today.  The time has come when the three countries sit down to make changes to the agreement.  This round of negotiations, which is in Washington DC, will go ’til August 20.  The second round will … Continue reading

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Our event has a new flyer. It’s not just the flyer. What Trump intends to do with #NAFTA warrants your attention.

  RSVP to indicate your presence at this, here http://bit.ly/2ufeinZ Oregon Fair Trade invites you to get active and get educated in the (really hot right now) issue of jobs and trade.  The Trump administration is taking up a rewriting of … Continue reading

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Roundup of Reactions from Civil Society to Trump’s Plans for NAFTA

Last week, you noticed that the Trump administration released its document of negotiating objectives for NAFTA 2.0.  Our post, as Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, about this is the most previous post on this site.  It is our statement of response … Continue reading

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