Don't Look Behind the Curtain

In the wake of the G7 summit, the news was focused on President Trump’s astonishing demands to end all tariffs everywhere and to readmit Russia, as well as his insults of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Just days ago, most of the other countries’ leaders were focused on the imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs and the waves of retaliatory tariffs that were underway. Now, suddenly, that focus has vanished, with attention shifting to the next outlandish statement. 

Uprooted, Episode 28: Your right to know - Labeling and NAFTA 2.0

This week we're talking about labeling, and the attempt to ban it, in trade agreements. Josh talks with Sharon Treat about why multinational corporations seek to undermine public health protections through the trade negotiating process, what the history of challenging food labeling has been, and what the heck is going on with NAFTA renegotiation these days. 

Uprooted, Episode 25: Tariffs and Multilateralism

The Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum have caused a lot of chatter and speculation. But they exist in a very complicated and interconnected system. Today, Josh talks about the tariffs, the WTO, and the rules based multilateral trading system with IATP Adviser, Sophia Murphy, Director of Trade and Global Governance, Karen Hansen-Kuhn, and IATP Executive Director, Juliette Majot.