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Rehabilitating protection and resituating trade agreements

A March 27 article by Marc Busch on The Hill calls on the U.S. government to launch a trade dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) over Mexico’s proposed decree to ban the herbicide glyphosate and the planting and importation of genetically-modified (GM) corn. The argument mischaracterizes the science on glyphosate, the decree and the role of U.S. trade policy.

Monsanto challenges Mexico glyphosate ban: IATP defends Mexico's right to regulate in the public interest

Since the Mexican government published its much-awaited presidential decree on New Year's Eve to restrict the use of the herbicide glyphosate and genetically modified corn, IATP has actively worked to defend the government against threats from U.S. agribusiness using the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

New factsheets on EU-Mercosur deal expose risks to both regions

Last week, Brazil National Space Research Institute (INPE) reported the highest rate of deforestation in the Amazon since 2008. Between August 2019 and July 2020, 11,087 square kilometers were deforested in the Amazon under the Bolsonaro government. The latest figures come on top of rising deforestation rates in previous years.