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St. Mary's Law Journal

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

1996

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Free Trade Agreements And The Federal Courts: Emerging Issues., Robert P. Deyling Jan 1996

Free Trade Agreements And The Federal Courts: Emerging Issues., Robert P. Deyling

St. Mary's Law Journal

The United States and Canada, and more recently Mexico, have tried to resolve certain types of international trade disputes through a unique process. Under the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and its successor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), disputing parties may choose binational panels to review disputes over antidumping and countervailing duty determinations. Binational panel review entirely replaces national judicial review for each case in which the parties choose the panel process. Panels are convened on a case-by-case basis from a list of trade experts submitted by disputing countries. Panels must follow relevant national trade law in …


Private Enforcement Of Nafta Environmental Standards Through Transnational Mass Tort Litigation: The Role Of United States Courts In The Age Of Free Trade Symposium - The Environment And The United States-Mexico Border - Comment., Michael Sang H. Cho Jan 1996

Private Enforcement Of Nafta Environmental Standards Through Transnational Mass Tort Litigation: The Role Of United States Courts In The Age Of Free Trade Symposium - The Environment And The United States-Mexico Border - Comment., Michael Sang H. Cho

St. Mary's Law Journal

Maquiladoras are manufacturing facilities along the United States-Mexico border operated by transnational corporations (TNCs). The arrival of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) meant TNCs are free to move capital and operations across the United States-Mexico border at will. Yet, the maquiladora workers are not free to travel or seek employment across the border. The NAFTA debate in the United States raised public awareness of environmental problems in the border region. Nevertheless, maquiladora workers have lived with environmental degradation long before the NAFTA environmental debate began. With the passage of NAFTA, increased trade and the burgeoning industries along the …