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Understanding the regulatory practices and cooperation provisions of New NAFTA and what they could mean for food safety, worker and environmental protections in Canada and the United States.
Several chapters in the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement), or “New NAFTA,” create new hurdles for governments and regulators trying to protect people, animals and the environment from harmful food products and practices, while creating additional opportunities for lobbyists to shape regulations at the outset. In this IATP webinar, Sharon Treat, Senior Attorney at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and Stuart Trew, Senior Editor of The Monitor at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, pinpoint these provisions of the “New NAFTA”—in the Good Regulatory Practices and Technical Barriers to Trade chapters and their sectoral annexes—and urge food and environmental activists to work together to resist this expansion of the corporate trade agenda.
Sharon Treat, IATP Senior Attorney
Stuart Trew, Senior Editor of The Monitor at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Karen Hansen-Kuhn, IATP Director of Trade and Global Governance