NAFTA Portal

Overturning Citizens United

NAFTA Portal

Since NAFTA negotiations began in 1990, IATP has been a leading voice in criticizing how the agreement has subverted local democracy and benefited corporate agribusiness over farmers, consumers, and communities in all three countries. 

As NAFTA re-negotiation commences, we have assembled over 25 years of our research and analysis into this portal to serve as a resource for the Fair Trade movement to inform current advocacy and activism for a new NAFTA that works for people and the planet.

We've organized the portal so that blogs are below and documents to the right. We're trying to curate this in a way where the most interesting content is near the top, but if you're looking for a specific NAFTA topic, use the search bar. 

This portal is a work in progress, as we continue to rediscover material. It is very possible, especially with older online documents, that not all links work, but we haven't been able to test the tens of thousands of them that exist in the collection. Also, many of the old documents only existed in print before now. We have put PDFs online, but have yet to convert them to searchable text.

We'll continue to make improvements, as well as adding the new material we are generating on NAFTA as it is released. If you have feedback about the content, or additional information/documentation that you think is relevant to this portal, please send an email to Patti Landres, plandres@iatp.org

 

 

NAFTA Portal Blog

Canadian energy company attacks U.S. right to set national energy policy

The ability of the United States to make its own decisions regarding how, where and why to build transcontinental oil pipelines has been challenged by TransCanada Corporation, which sued the U.S. yesterday for the loss of potential future profits associated with the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. The move represents a threat to both U.S.

Agriculture in TPP: Repeating NAFTA’s mistakes

Farmers, union, environmental and women’s activists gathered in Mexico City last week to take stock of the lessons from NAFTA and plan strategies to confront the next big threat: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). One of the earliest lessons from the NAFTA experience was that people and environments in all three countries were affected. The stories from Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

Canadian energy company attacks U.S. right to set national energy policy

The ability of the United States to make its own decisions regarding how, where and why to build transcontinental oil pipelines has been challenged by TransCanada Corporation, which sued the U.S. yesterday for the loss of potential future profits associated with the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. The move represents a threat to both U.S.

Lessons from NAFTA - Day 1

Today was the first day of "Lessons from NAFTA: Building a New Fair Trade Agenda" - a conference that has brought together an amazing collection of civil society leaders, academics and government representatives from the U.S., Mexico and Canada.