NAFTA Talks: What’s the Deal?

By Arthur Stamoulis As renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) chugs along rapidly behind closed doors, President Donald Trump will soon be forced to decide whether to keep or abandon his campaign pledge to make the pact “much better” for working people.… Read More

The NAFTA Consensus

By Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Aeeegui The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks started on August 16 with very little of the fire and fury Donald Trump had promised during his campaign. His pledge to abolish the deal has largely been replaced with… Read More

How not to oppose free trade with China

By Gerard Di Trolio As Donald Trump’s blustering over NAFTA over the past several months has given way to negotiations, an important story has not picked up much attention. Three rounds of exploratory talks for a free trade agreement (FTA) between Canada and China have… Read More

Is the TPP back from the grave?

By Kimball Cariou The Trade Justice Network reported on May 2 that high level negotiators from 11 countries were meeting at an undisclosed location behind closed doors in Toronto in an attempt to resuscitate the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The proposed corporate mega-trade deal appeared… Read More


By Ernie Tate The new Trump administration has made the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, Mexico and the United States, a major issue in its relations with its two neighbours. Recently, Trump has threatened to tear it up. With his standard nationalist… Read More

Weekend Video: Stopping CETA

The Parliament of Wallonia, a French-speaking area in Belgium, voted to prevent the country from signing onto the CETA deal. This in effect scuttled an upcoming CETA conference and may scuttle the entire deal. The Canadian trade minister walked out of the talks this week. The… Read More