Trade in Elections: 2018 Midterm Election

2018 Election:

The 2018 midterm elections arrive as the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) heads toward congressional consideration. After a year of renegotiations, the revised text revealed some improvements progressives have long demanded, damaging terms long opposed and important unfinished business.

This NAFTA 2.0 text is not the transformational replacement of the corporate-rigged trade-pact model that progressives have demanded. But if swift and certain enforcement of the pact’s new labor standards are added — and some other key improvements are achieved — then the final package Congress will vote on early next year could stop some of NAFTA’s continuing, serious damage to people across North America.

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