The Future of NAFTA?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Andrés Barreda Marín

n anticipation of Trump's promised revamping of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA, or TLCAN in Spanish), many social movement organizations from Mexico, the U.S. and Canada have been working together to insist on broad democratic participation in the defining the terms of any new treaty. Central to these efforts is wide public discussion of the current agreement--what it has meant for the peoples of the three countries, and ways it could be changed for the better (rather than Trump's intentions to make it worse).

Andrés Barreda, a Professor of Economics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and chair of the Mexico Chapter of the People's Popular Tribunal which has held hearings across Mexico on the impact of NAFTA, presents an assessment of NAFTA from the Mexican perspective along with some prospects for renegotiation.