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I need to learn about NAFTA ASAP

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Skipper, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    Bloomberg has an article about Clause 32.


    Article 32.10 is already a source of debate domestically. The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, wrote to Freeland this week asking how the clause will “affect future trade deals between Canada and other nations.” Trudeau’s foreign minister defended the deal in her response. “Nothing in this agreement infringes on Canada’s sovereign right to develop commercial relations with any country of its choosing,” she wrote.
  2. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Hey it's Peter Mackay again
  3. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    from one of the US right wing finance rags I see....

  4. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Ultimately this is a True Fact but the biggest problem with free trader's pet narratives the last few decades has been looking at the top line numbers after trade liberalisation and not the industry by industry, sector by sector view.

    Its just too high a level to say much more than: "NAFTA likely didn't destroy the overall economy and maybe even helped it."

    Of course buried in the details here are the contextual factors of deep economic malaise across Middle America, the Forgotten Man, the Rust Belt, economic displacement and a very fertile ground for the rise of extremist right-wing populism.

    So lets not all sit around and pretend that top line GDP numbers tell us the story of neo liberalism and free trade and the success of NAFTA in the 90s and the 00s.
  5. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    praktik likes this.
  6. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    Not certain it's a "free trader narrative" but just the media talking point. National trade transactions and movements have always been there for someone to dig deeper. It's a whole different ballgame when you bother to go beyond the talking points.
  7. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    USTR Robert Lighthizer is holding an off camera press briefing, and he says steel and aluminum tariffs remain in place. Says there are negotiations but ultimately want to protect Trump’s steel and aluminum programs they see as successful.
  8. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

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    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

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