Posts Categorized: Trade

Pandemic Could Lead to More Investor-State Lawsuits

Foreign investors may sue states for covid-19 responses By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program Most governments worldwide have had to take historic measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 to protect the health of its populations, as well as employ fiscal remedies to lessen the economic impacts of those actions. Much of the world… Read more »

The New NAFTA Agreement Should Reflect Our Vision for Just and Faithful Trade Policy

The PC (USA) and interfaith groups wrote Congress to demand more progress on improvements to the original NAFTA agreement By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada and Mexico has been under renegotiation since 2017. Late in 2018,  negotiators from all three countries came to… Read more »

“New NAFTA” expands corporate rights and limits regulation

Corporations continue to set the rules in closed door trade negotiations By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement between Mexico, Canada and the United States has been renegotiated and renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The new agreement must be approved by the U.S. Congress and ratified by… Read more »

Day by Day, Across the Decades

The Struggle for Environmental Health Continues in La Oroya and Beyond By Jed Koball | Mission Co-Worker Peru It has been nearly ten years since the plant shut down. In June of 2009, the metallurgical smelter in La Oroya, Peru stopped full operations, as its US based owner, The Renco Group, Inc., claimed its investment… Read more »

Connecticut coalition advocates for an improved NAFTA

By Rev. Pamela Lupfer | Joining Hands Campaign Organizer for Trade Justice In addition to working as the Joining Hands campaign organizer for Trade Justice, I have been working with Connecticut Fair Trade Coalition (CT-FTC) for the past three years. In our continuing efforts to reach out to Congressional representatives regarding concerns about the NAFTA… Read more »

Renco Versus Peru Round II

By Jed Koball | Mission Co-worker Peru A report earlier this week from the nationally distributed paper La Republica, claims that The Renco Group, Inc. has once again filed an investment dispute arbitration against the State of Peru in the World Bank’s arbitration forum the Investment Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). To… Read more »

A Call To Action on NAFTA

Submit Public Comments on NAFTA’s Renegotiation By Rev. Pamela Lupfer | Presbyterian Hunger Program   The U.S. Trade Representative is currently accepting public comments on how it should renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Submit a Public Comment Now! Please demand that any NAFTA replacement deal prioritize the needs of working families and… Read more »

NAFTA Renegotiation: a call for proactive advocacy

By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program Over the past several years, civil society and faith communities have come together to pressure the U.S. Congress and the White House to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations. Presbyterians have been very engaged in efforts to stop… Read more »

National Call-In Days Against the TPP

Raise Your Voice Against the TPP November 15-17   The White House has indicated that they still plan to introduce the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Congress this month during the Lame Duck session. We have heard for many years from our partners overseas about the harmful impacts of free trade policies on the poor and vulnerable. Our… Read more »