Tell Congress Your NAFTA Negotiating Objectives
The Trump administration has finally released its list of negotiating objectives for NAFTA.
It is nothing like the promised revolutionary changes to trade policy or even a major redo of NAFTA to favor working people — both promised by Trump during the election.
Instead, the language on NAFTA’s offshoring incentives, corporate tribunals, Buy American ban, and labor and environmental standards is very vague. It’s unclear whether any gains will be possible for working people, or if these provisions will get worse because Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) terms will be added.