Canadian Foreign Minister Threatens To Walk Away From NAFTA Over Dispute Mechanism…

Forget the social chaff and political countermeasures being promoted in the media. It is all manufactured distraction.  It’s MONEY that matters to the powerful interests in the upper suites of the corporate media apparatus.

Everything, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g, every story, is circling the upcoming economic and financial trade confrontations.  There are trillions at stake and President Donald Trump is facing off against the international “BIG CLUB”.  The purchased multinational political entities who operate within the massive and institutional multinational corporate and financial networks behind the World Bank and World Trade Organization.

NAFTA re-negotiations are set to begin in Washington DC this coming Wednesday. President Trump is meeting with Trade Team U.S.A tonight.

♦ Last week Mexico’s Economic Minister Ildefonso Guajardo threatened to flood the U.S. with illegal aliens, South American gangs and massive illegal drugs shipments if the U.S. doesn’t keep favor with Mexico in the trilateral trade deal. –LINK

♦ Now today, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland states that Canada will walk away from re-negotiated NAFTA if Chapter 19 trade dispute resolutions are not retained. –LINK

What Canada seeks to keep is a dispute mechanism that specifically politicizes the NAFTA trade resolution process.  Chapter 19 establishes a bi-national panel who make binding decisions on complaints about illegal subsidies, dumping, manipulation of trade and possible countervailing duties.

Essentially the Chapter 19 panel establishes a system where if Mexican and Canadian NAFTA representatives agree together against the U.S. on a trade dispute, the U.S. loses the underlying claim/argument.

Obviously it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the framework for two lesser parasites aligning in common cause against a singular host.

You can learn more about the Chapter 19 issues at this link.

These type of political and manipulative trade constructs is why President Trump was initially in favor of just abandoning NAFTA altogether.  President Trump would prefer to construct trade agreements on a bilateral basis with individual nations making sure that each trade agreement held the best interests of the U.S. at the forefront.

Chapter-19-type rules for resolution of trade disputes – empowers and authorizes aligned nations, in this case Canada and Mexico, to undermine U.S. economic interests by uniting against the U.S. position during a trade dispute.

This trade approach weakens the scale of leverage carried by the sheer size and scale of the U.S. market.  This is one of the ways U.S. interests are undermined by nations who seek maximum access to U.S. markets, and also seek to limit their own economy from fair,  equitable and reciprocal trade.

Retention of rules as carried within the Chapter 19 NAFTA dispute resolution process, are the types of issues politicians are paid to retain by lobbyists representing multinational corporations and international trade nation-states.

It will be interesting to see what happens on this one.  This rule needs to be eliminated or entirely changed to allow direct confrontation during a specific trade dispute with a neutral arbiter – outside the trade agreement and outside of national politics.. Let the arguments happen in local courts if arbitration doesn’t provide equity and agreement.

Again, the U.S. has nothing to lose on the downside.  If Canada walks away, NAFTA can be scrapped and bilateral trade deals become the process to negotiate between the U.S and Canada.  Team Trump would presumably like to see Canada walk away.

If President Trump holds firm to his internal compass (and gut instincts) he will most likely not allow Secretary Wilbur Ross and USTR Robert Lighthizer to keep current Chapter 19 dispute resolutions as part of a new NAFTA deal.

This is very important….  Most of the issues which have eroded the U.S. economic base and caused hardships for middle-class Americans are specifically due to politics in trade and economics.  –EXPLAINED HERE– That reality is specifically why lobbyists pay for DC politicians to support specific aspects within U.S. trade policy.  That reality is also how politicians get rich by selling their influence on U.S. trade policy.

Who loses?

YOU !

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195 Responses to Canadian Foreign Minister Threatens To Walk Away From NAFTA Over Dispute Mechanism…

  1. millwright says:

    Not being President my response to the “lady” would be, ” send medics and recovery teams as well as we will defend our borders by whatever means necessary “, but we will also note who is sending these unfortunates into the fires of hell as well !

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  2. Dazza says:

    This Canadian Govt is full of SJWs. They are completely clueless as to who they are up against and will rightly get schooled by Wilburine and Co.
    We truly have our own Obama Administration up here in Canada. So embarassing.
    People are so stupid and ignorant.
    The average Canadian has no idea what is coming.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      At the rate Canada is going it won’t be surprising they end up on the same trajectory as that of Sweden! How is that working out for Sweden? Nuts!

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  3. Tiny says:

    Much like the discussions within California about splitting up that state, the real issue about free trade negotiation is whether the Lieberals can hold Canada together. Different strokes for different folks.

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  4. Overall. What is best for America?

    (Indeed, what is actually best for any nation and it’s citizens?)

    The answer, IMO, has always been bi-lateral trade agreements. They are less complicated, easier for all to understand, and more difficult to manipulate by the globalists.They are much better for increased competition within markets, and do not favor larger multinationals at the expense of smaller “laissez-faire” enterprises.

    I think if NAFTA is still in operation by the end of this, it will be a win for Canada and Mexico, in terms of expectation versus outcome.

    Finally, do you know that Mexico threatened us with flooding of illegal aliens and drug gangs. My thoughts

    – Trump should state that while they are not looking for an international arrest warrant, all the same, we want this little man to be let go from government altogether. If he ever decides to enter the USA, we will arrest him for international crimes.
    – Sending in drug gangs and flooding our streets with drugs is a violent act. Walk away from negotiations, and demand, yes demand, that anyone who threatens anyone with violence will be arrested, and that NAFTA will be permanently abolished. We can not work with partners who threaten us with violence if the do not get their way.
    – By the way Mexico, I thought you said that you had no control over these issues. You seemed to have changed your stance. Would you be kind enough to expand on what you meant.

    Sock it to them Trump. Let them know that this is a table for professionals, not a club for mafioso Obama style crooks. They need to catch up and get with the program.

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    • Indimex says:

      Bravo!

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    • Maquis says:

      Exactly Right on the THREAT issued against us, and the interpretation and inference need to be taken further.

      If the Government of Mexico threatens an Act of War by sending Mercenaries, Defectives, Parasites, Criminals, the Indolent and Drug Cartels, armed with Guns, Drugs, Disease, Social Sicknesses, Cultural Corruption, Islamist Terrorist Infiltrators and Criminality of the Lowest Order, then they are admitting to their power to do so.

      Having admitted to the power to invade us with an Un-Conventional Army, concurrently impliying their ability to NOT do so, they have admitted IN FULL to their power to control their own Borders and Citizens.

      They have thereby declared that every element of their nation is an Agent of the State, a part of their Un-Conventional Army, for they abide their government’s orders.

      Possessing this power, exclusively, admits to Full Responsibility for every such Agent of their State that has entered into our Country, and Full Responsibility for every act committed by every, single, Agent.

      Beginning with every Law broken in the Act of Invading, to every Murder, every Rape, every Theft, every Perversion of our Culture, every Drug Addict and Social Ill stemming from that addiction.

      All Consumption of our Labor and our Capital spent in administering to their Agents via Welfare and Healthcare and Policing and Criminal Justice and Border Control and to address the Joblessness of TENS of Millions of Unemployed Americans and such.

      To every city destroyed by the Corrosive Effects of their very presence and even entire States falling to this “ReConquista.”

      All the destruction of our childrens’ educations to accomodate their monstrous criminal children that have no intention of speaking English, EVER.

      To the Cover their Citizen Agents create for their Gangs and Criminal Enterprises. Which Criminal Enterprise includes every Dollar ever sent South. Ever. Every single Remittance sent to family or government or Criminal Gang or Cartel, every single Penny is a Theft on a Civilizational Scale.

      Mexico is now Openly and Undeniably Fully Liable for every Ill Effect ever inflicted on America by their Citizens, their Agents, their Army.

      A Reckoning is in order. A Recompense is due. A Re-Ordering of Things is required. Justice is demanded. A Price must be paid.

      They can begin by paying for a Big Beautiful Wall.

      With a Big Beautiful Door.

      That rarely opens.

      Ever.

      Maquis

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  5. Kathleen Jelinek says:

    Starting 1/1/2017 we as consumers no longer know the country of origin of any meat product we buy at the super market. Why? Well, the US was taken to international court under NAFTA for unfair trade practices because we mandated that the origin of the meat be clearly labeled. Can’t have that said NAFTA! No Sir! So that hamburger you had last night may have been from Peru or Bolivia. Who knows! That’s the beauty of NAFTA!

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    • G. Combs says:

      Modified from something I wrote years ago during the National Animal Identification (NAIS) fight which farmers lost thanks to Senator Burr (NC R)

      The IPC wanted and got open borders and no quarantine. The result is that the USA exports 700,000 tons of quality beef while importing 1,500,000 tons from countries with:
      Naegleria fowler, Encephalitis, Vesicular Stomatitis virus, Leptospirosis, Trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease), and foot and mouth disease.

      The US imports 2.5 million live cows from Canada with BSE (now found in USA) and from Mexico with tuberculosis (now found in USA), brucellosis (now found in USA) cattle tick fever, (now found in USA) Trypanosoma cruz (now found in USA), and Bluetongue (now found in USA). Wide open borders, reduced disease surveillance, the closing of testing labs, slaughter vs first point (live herd) testing all seem to be designed to invite disease into the country and allow it a good foot-hold in wild and domesticated species.

      “[…]The USDA moved away from first point (herd) testing to slaughter testing and is closing down testing labs….The first-point testing program is the “early warning system” for the brucellosis program, enabling detection of infection prior to sale of cattle within the state[…]

      With the discontinuation of first-point testing, slaughter testing will become the primary method for brucellosis surveillance. There is a key difference between first-point testing and slaughter testing. An animal identified through first-point testing as possibly infected is alive. This allows the agency to collect additional samples (blood, milk and tissue) and conduct additional diagnostic serologic and culture tests to determine if the animal is in fact infected with Brucella abortus. An animal identified through slaughter testing as possibly infected is no longer living and therefore additional testing of that animal is not possible. As a result, the process to be followed requires the identification of the herd the animal came from and conducting a whole herd test to determine whether or not infection is present in the herd. The traceability back to the original owner or farm of origin is also much higher in a first-point test positive versus a slaughter positive, because the animals are individually identified with permanent identification devices, are identified to an owner at the time of testing and market records improve traceability of the animals[…]

      Since 1999, there have been seven foreign animal diseases diagnosed within the United States: West Nile Virus, Exotic Newcastle Disease, High Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Hemorrhagic Disease of Rabbits, Monkey Pox, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, and Wildebeest Associated Malignant Catarrhal Fever. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be an end in sight for outbreaks of foreign or domestic diseases and these diverse activities related to disease control and eradication.[…]”
      From: TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION 2009 – 2013 AGENCY STRATEGIC PLAN As of June 27, 2008 (Note: In checking this reference I found the original document was removed from internet access and a copy without these paragraphs but with the same date has replaced it. This is a favorite tactic of the USDA used frequently in the Animal Traceability controversy. It allowed farmers to be accused of spreading “disinformation”)

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  6. Bree says:

    Luv the last photos.

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  7. Robert says:

    Sounds like Mexico wants to start a war by invading the USA with illegals, gangs, and criminals. Easily solved. Military and drones on the border, shoot to kill period.

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  8. Lindenlee says:

    This is what happened with Mercedes in S. America. Free-market, little Uruguay was a founding member, and invited Brazil, Argentina, and other nations to join as a common market. But then the corrupt joiners banded together, out voted Uruguay, and when that wouldn’t work, went to the OCED to get Uruguay’s Swiss-style banking system neutralized, and to beat up on it in many other ways. Ruined Uruguay. Socialist now.

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  9. jbrickley says:

    All bark no bite. Quite literally, neither Mexico nor Canada has any leverage whatsoever. America on the other hand has the worlds biggest lever and Trump is positioning the fulcrum. Not just with NAFTA with economics around the globe. The chess pieces have been in motion since day one. Little by little the pieces are moved. When Trump speaks it’s like he’s saying “Um, I wouldn’t do that if I were you. Not smart!” as the opposition makes a move. “It will be better for you if we work together, because if you fight it, you will have no options left and your position will be worse”.

    That is exactly how he negotiates and every time the opposition thinks he’s a moron and he lets them think he’s a moron. Then suddenly, Check & Mate… Game over. “Complicated Business Folks, Complicated Business.”

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  10. 5haircut says:

    After a lifetime of watching the International bankers and all the thieves around the world manipulate all our wealth into their own pockets, it’s sure feels good to finally have someone in the presidential chair who actually cares about the country and its people. America is damn lucky that Donald Trump is a patriot, because we were already the property of the International Bankers,we just hadn’t been told yet! I am 80 years old and I have been watching for Miracles all my life, and our President is probably as close as I have seen! Folks if you still know how to pray- our president needs all American patriots to ask the Lord to intervene on our behalf. The pure evil he is confronting is world wide. We need to support him in every way we can !! MAGA!!!

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