POL101Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: North American Free Trade Agreement, Methanex, Trans-Pacific Partnership

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POL101Lecture#9InternationalTradeAgreements:
NAFTA:
Unites:CanadaUSAMexico
1) toreducecostsoftrade
○ allowingtoletbarriersgo
2)Expandthemarketinwhichacountrywouldwanttoventureinto
3)includeclausestonotallowforpreferencesfordomesticcompaniesoverinternational
 unionsoftenopposethesefreetradeagreementsprotectjobs
 farmerswantsubsidesandaccesstothedomesticmarket
Canada;
NAFTA
negotiatedin1990sandlate80s
economists:Canadahasincreaseinagriculturaltrade
export>import
uslostmanufacturingjobcheaperlabouralternativeinMexico
NAFTAchapter11
 Investorstatedisputesettlementmechanismclause
 designedtoresolveconflictsbetweengovernmentsandinvestors
 protectstherightsofinvestors
 corporationclaimsgovernmentregulationsimpedeonfreetradeagreements
 mainlytargetedMexico
 Mexicohadexpropriateditsoilfieldsnotreliableforinvestment
 neverbeenusedatall
 usedtogetaroundenvironmentallawsandhealthregulations
 CASES:
 ETHYLCORPmmtneurotoxinenvironmental
 theysuedCanadiangovernmentwantedtoimportmmtadditivetheythoughtit
impededtheirrighttobusinessandexpropriatedthem
 theywon
 METALCLAD1997
 suedMexicangovernmentweren’tgivenlandwantedtouseitforwaste
factorieslocaloppositionlocalgovernmentdeniedpermitstocontinue
operating
 STMARY’S2011Ontarioprovincialgovernmenttriestomakeazoningborder
 2007UnitedParcelServicesuedCanadiangovernmentforCanadaPost
CanadaPostgetssubsidiescan’tcompete
 2005MethanexchallengedCalifornialaw
NAFTANEGOTIATIONS
cases→
againstCanada35lost6
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