Hi Corporate Trade Resisters!
Negotiations of the new NAFTA are coming to a close and it doesn’t look good. Trump’s new NAFTA builds on the original deal written by and for multinational corporations at the expense of people and the environment and includes hazardous provisions from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Join us on Tuesday, December 18, at 9:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Pacific for the second national No New NAFTA call to learn about the new NAFTA and what we can do to stop it. We will have a registration link soon.
Preliminary text of the new NAFTA, dubbed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), was released in late September of this year. See our analysis here.
The USMCA is a bad deal for the environment. It has no enforceable environmental protections, rolls back environmental standards of past trade deals, encourages fracking, gives handouts to oil and gas companies, and fails to even mention climate change.
It is a bad deal for workers. As Citizen’s Trade Campaign states: “Mexican workers will continue to be horribly exploited, American jobs will continue to be outsourced…and the wages for workers in all three NAFTA countries will continue to decline.”
USMCA is a bad deal for food and health sovereignty. It would undermine food safety inspections and food labeling laws, further deregulate GMOs, and increase the cost of pharmaceuticals by extending market exclusivity for biologic drugs.
We used this call network in the fight to stop the TPP, now let’s use it to stop the corporate USMCA and promote alternatives that prioritize the environment, workers, and democracy. #NoNewNAFTA.
Your team at Trade for People and Planet