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More Than 70 U.S. Health, Consumer and Other Groups Demand Elimination of NAFTA 2.0 Terms That Would Lock in High U.S. Medicine Prices

22 January, 2019 - 14:59
More than 70 U.S. organizations launched an effort to remove new monopoly protections for pharmaceutical firms added to the revised North American Free Trade Agreement.
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The Revised NAFTA Deal Will NOT Fund Trump’s Border Wall, Directly or Indirectly

9 January, 2019 - 02:43
Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Note: In his Oval Office address, Donald Trump again falsely claimed that somehow his revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA 2.0) will fund his border wall. Donald Trump keeps...
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New Report on 25 Years of NAFTA’s Damaging Outcomes Underscores the High Stakes for Next Year’s Battle Royale Over NAFTA 2.0

19 December, 2018 - 21:46
On NAFTA’s Quarter-Century Mark, Data Reveal a Wide Gap Between 1993 Rosy Promises and 2019 Realities As the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) marks a quarter century in effect (Jan. 1, 2019) and the congressional battle over a renegotiated...
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As Battle Over NAFTA 2.0 Heats Up, New Report Documents 25 Years of NAFTA's Disproportionate Damage to U.S. Latino and Mexican Working People

4 December, 2018 - 16:29
With the signing of the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Nov. 30 as the migrant crisis at the border escalates, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) and Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch released a timely...
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Signing of NAFTA 2.0 Does Not End Fight for Progressive Improvements to the Agreement

29 November, 2018 - 18:16
The NAFTA 2.0 text that is being signed contains some improvements that progressives have long demanded, some damaging terms we have long opposed and some important unfinished business.
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How the Midterm Election Affects the Fate of NAFTA Renegotiations

7 November, 2018 - 20:38
Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch A lot of corporate lobbyists and congressional Republicans were downright scornful of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s efforts to engage on NAFTA renegotiation with the congressional Democrats and unions that...
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Third-Quarter Data Shows Record U.S. Trade Deficits During Trump Presidency

2 November, 2018 - 15:10
Contrary to Trump’s Campaign Pledges to Speedily Reduce the Deficit, Nine-Month Data Show Largest Deficit Ever Recorded With China and Largest With NAFTA Nations in a Decade Government data released today reveals the highest U.S. goods trade deficit in a...
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When Third-Quarter Data Is Released Friday, U.S. Trade Deficit Likely to Show A Continued Climb Under Trump

31 October, 2018 - 20:45
Deficit for Nine Months of 2018 Likely to Be Largest Ever Recorded With China and Largest With NAFTA in a Decade as Imports from Mexico Grow The United States is on track to post a record high goods trade deficit...
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Will the U.S. Treasury’s Imminent Report to Congress on Trade Partners’ Currency Practices Once Again Fall Short of Its Mandate?

10 October, 2018 - 18:46
A Critical Tool to Address Currency Manipulation and Stem Record-Setting Trade Deficits Has Been Shirked by the Trump Administration, a New Public Citizen Analysis Shows The Trump administration will release its latest report on trade partners’ currency practices imminently. Like...
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Public Citizen Analysis: How the New NAFTA Text Measures Against Key Changes We Have Demanded to Stop NAFTA’s Ongoing Damage

8 October, 2018 - 13:53
Note from Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Here is our initial 14-page analysis of the NAFTA 2.0 text, following up on the statement from Sunday night. We have reviewed how the text measures up to the changes...
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