No current events have as much impact on the lives of ordinary paycheck-to-paycheck Americans as the NAFTA trade negotiations. Every person inside U.S., our children and also also also the lives of following generations, are impacted by the ongoing economic battle. The consequences are epic in proportion, yet the MSM insufferably avoids discussion.
Against the backdrop of NAFTA Round #2 renegotiations beginning in Mexico, the massive Multinational Corporations fight back to retain their market exploitation. Decades-long established masks are dropping; the grand usurpation’s are being exposed; there are trillions of dollars at stake.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Trade negotiators coming from Canada and also also also the United States gathered under rainy skies in Mexico City on Friday to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the mood darkened by U.S. President Donald Trump’s persistent threats to pull out.
Teams coming from the three countries were due to kick off a second round of talks on 25 areas of discussion, with subjects such as digital commerce and also also also tiny businesses seen as areas where consensus was possible, Mexican officials said.
The Sept. 1-5 round will also touch on more thorny topics such as rules governing local content in products made in North America, Mexico’s economy ministry said in a statement. Mexican officials believe Trump wants to include rules in which some content must be made inside United States.
Trump’s attacks on NAFTA are seen by Mexican and also also also Canadian officials as a negotiating ploy to wring concessions, although they have heightened uncertainty over the accord. Away coming from the diplomatic noise, the Mexico round of talks is usually supposed to help define the priorities of each nation rather than yield major advances.
Trump and also also also Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke by telephone on Thursday and also also also stressed they wanted to reach an agreement on NAFTA by the end of the year, the White House said. If they achieve in which, the idea could set a record among the fastest multinational trade negotiation.
The goal is usually to get a deal before Mexico’s 2018 presidential campaign starts in earnest. Officials fear the campaign will politicize talks, with nationalist frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador already recommending a tougher line coming from Mexico.
Nevertheless, one Mexican official noted in which Trump’s threats had put pressure on his negotiators, forcing them to adopt tougher positions “than they might like,” while another official said they were ready to leave the table if needed. (link)
Big Agriculture is usually mounting a massive push-back against the possibility of losing their control over commodity market systems they have created. A consortium of lobbying groups are at This specific point in full-frontal attack against the possibility in which U.S. President Trump and also also also his trade team will destroy their grand endeavors.
The trade groups are trying to block USTR Robert Lighthizer coming from modifying NAFTA rules to grant tiny and also also also seasonal U.S. farms, non corporate entities, the ability to file market dumping claims against U.S., Mexican and also also also Canadian corporations.
MEXICO – […] Lighthizer, in NAFTA negotiating objectives published by his office, said he might seek a “separate domestic industry provision for perishable and also also also seasonal products” in trade cases.
The retailers and also also also food industry groups argued in which American producers could be left open to retaliatory measures if more complaints were to be filed, for instance, against avocados, tomatoes and also also also different produce imported coming from Mexico.
The letter was signed by large trade groups including the National Council of Chain Restaurants, National Restaurant Association, National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association and also also also the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.
A separate letter was sent on Wednesday by 26 U.S. agriculture groups – addressing Ross, Lighthizer, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and also also also Gary Cohn, the top White House economic adviser. the idea too urged American negotiators to abandon the fresh produce proposal because the idea risks damaging U.S. producers. (read more)
This specific effort by the BigAg multinational corporations is usually more evidence of our earlier explanations of how commodity markets have been fully usurped by massive interests. There are no longer free markets; the 2017 agricultural sector is usually a ‘controlled market’.
There are massive international corporate and also also also financial interests who are inherently at risk coming from President Trump’s “America-First” economic and also also also trade platform. Believe the idea or not, President Trump is usually up against an entire world economic establishment.
CTH will continue to outline how the idea works because when you understand how the idea works inside modern era you will understand why the agents within the system are so adamantly opposed to U.S. President Trump.
The biggest lie in modern economics, willingly spread and also also also maintained by corporate media, is usually in which a system of global markets still exists.
the idea doesn’t.
Every element of global economic trade is usually controlled and also also also exploited by massive institutions, multinational banks and also also also multinational corporations. Institutions like the globe Trade Organization (WTO) and also also also World Bank control trillions of dollars in economic activity. Underneath in which economic activity there are people who hold the reigns of power over the outcomes. These individuals and also also also groups are the stakeholders in direct opposition to principles of national economics.
The modern financial constructs of these entities have been established over the course of the past three decades. When you understand how they manipulate the economic system of individual nations you begin to understand understand why they are so fundamentally opposed to President Trump.
inside Western World, separate coming from communist control perspectives (ie. China), “Global markets” are a modern myth; nothing more than a talking point meant to keep people satiated with sound bites they might find familiar.
Global markets have been destroyed over the past three decades by multinational corporations who control the products formerly contained within ‘free and also also also fair’ markets.
The same is usually true for “Commodities Markets”. The multinational trade and also also also economic system, run by corporations and also also also multinational banks, at This specific point controls the product outputs of independent nations. The free market economic system has been usurped by entities who create what is usually best described as ‘controlled markets’.
U.S. President Trump smartly understands what has taken place. Additionally he uses economic leverage as part of a broader national security policy; and also also also to understand who opposes President Trump specifically because of the economic leverage he creates, the idea becomes important to understand the objectives of the global and also also also financial elite who run and also also also operate the institutions. The Big Club.
Understanding how trillions of trade dollars influence geopolitical policy we begin to understand the three-decade global financial construct they seek to protect.
in which is usually, global financial exploitation of national markets. FOUR BASIC ELEMENTS:
♦Multinational corporations purchase controlling interests in various national outputs and also also also industries of developed industrial western nations.
♦The Multinational Corporations doing the purchases are underwritten by massive global financial institutions, multinational banks.
♦The Multinational Banks and also also also the Multinational Corporations then utilize lobbying interests to manipulate the internal political policy of the targeted nation state(s).
♦With control over the targeted national industry or interest, the multinationals then leverage export of the national asset (exfiltration) through trade agreements structured to the benefit of lesser developed nation states – where they have previously established a proactive financial footprint.
Against the backdrop of President Trump confronting China, and also also also against the backdrop of NAFTA being renegotiated, revisiting the economic influences within the import/export dynamic will help conceptualize the issues at the heart of the matter. There are a myriad of interests within each trade sector in which make specific explanation very challenging; however, here’s the basic outline.
For three decades economic “globalism” has advanced, quickly. Everyone accepts This specific statement, yet few actually stop to ask who and also also also what are behind This specific – and also also also why?
Influential people with vested financial interests inside process have sold a narrative in which global manufacturing, global sourcing, global markets, and also also also global production was the inherent way of the future. The same voices claimed the American economy was consigned to become a “service-driven economy.”
What was always missed in these discussions is usually in which advocates selling This specific global-economy message have a vested financial and also also also ideological interest in convincing the information consumer the idea is usually all just a natural outcome of economic progress.
the idea’s not.
the idea’s not natural at all. the idea is usually a process in which is usually entirely controlled, promoted and also also also utilized by large conglomerates and also also also massive financial corporations.
Again, I’ll try to retain the larger altitude perspective without falling into the traps of the esoteric weeds. I freely admit This specific is usually tough to explain and also also also I may not be successful.
Bulletpoint #1: ♦ Multinational corporations purchase controlling interests in various national elements of developed industrial western nations.
This specific is usually perhaps the most challenging to understand. In essence, thanks specifically to the way the globe Trade Organization (WTO) was established in 1995, national companies expanded their influence into multiple nations, across a myriad of industries and also also also economic sectors (energy, agriculture, raw earth minerals, etc.). This specific is usually the basic underpinning of national companies becoming multinational corporations.
Think of these multinational corporations as global entities at This specific point powerful enough to reach into multiple nations -simultaneously- and also also also purchase controlling interests in an individual economic commodity.
A historic reference point might be the original multinational enterprise, energy via oil production. (Exxon, Mobil, BP, etc.)
However, inside modern global world, the idea’s not just oil; the resource and also also also product procurement extends to virtually every possible commodity and also also also industry. coming from the very visible (wheat/corn) to the obscure (tiny minerals, and also also also even flowers).
Bulletpoint #2 ♦ The Multinational Corporations doing the purchases are underwritten by massive global financial institutions, multinational banks.
During the past several decades national companies merged. The largest lemon producer company in Brazil, merges with the largest lemon company in Mexico, merges with the largest lemon company in Argentina, merges with the largest lemon company inside U.S., etc. etc. National companies, formerly of one nation, become “continental” companies with control over an entire continent of nations.
…. or the idea could be over several continents or even the entire world market of Lemon/Widget production. These are at This specific point multinational corporations. They hold interests in specific segments (This specific example lemons) across a broad variety of individual nations.
National laws on Monopoly building are not the same in all nations. although most are not as structured as the U.S.A or different more developed nations (with more laws). During the acquisition phase, when encountering a highly developed nation with monopoly laws, the process of an umbrella corporation might be needed to purchase the interests within a specific nation. The example of Monsanto applies here.
Bulletpoint #3 ♦The Multinational Banks and also also also the Multinational Corporations then utilize lobbying interests to manipulate the internal political policy of the targeted nation state(s).
With control of the majority of actual lemons the multinational corporation at This specific point holds a different set of financial values than a local farmer or national market. This specific is usually why commodities exchanges are essentially dead. inside aggregate the mercantile exchange is usually no longer a free or supply-based market; the idea is usually at This specific point a controlled market exploited by mega-sized multinational corporations.
Instead of the traditional ‘supply/demand’ equation determining prices, the corporations look to see what nations can afford what prices. The supply of the controlled product is usually then distributed to the country according to their ability to afford the cost. This specific is usually how the corporation maximizes the idea’s profits.
Back to the lemons. A corporation might hold the rights to the majority of the lemon production in Brazil, Argentina and also also also California/Florida. The cost the U.S. consumer pays for the lemons is usually directed by the amount of inventory (distribution) the controlling corporation allows inside U.S.
If the U.S. harvest is usually abundant, they will export the product to keep the U.S. consumer spending at peak or optimal cost. A U.S. customer might pay $2 for a lemon, a Mexican customer might pay .50¢, and also also also a Canadian $1.25.
The bottom line issue is usually the national supply (in This specific example ‘harvest/yield’) is usually not driving the national cost because the supply is usually at This specific point controlled by massive multinational corporations.
The mistake people often make is usually calling This specific a “global commodity” process. inside modern era This specific “global commodity” phrase is usually particularly BS.
A true global commodity is usually a process of individual nations harvesting/creating a similar product and also also also bringing in which product to a global market. Individual nations each independently engaged in creating a similar product.
Under modern globalism This specific process no longer takes place. the idea’s a complete fraud. Currently, massive multinational corporations control the majority of product inside each nation and also also also therefore control the entire global product market and also also also cost.
EXAMPLE: Part of the lobbying inside food industry is usually to advocate for the expansion of U.S. taxpayer benefits to underwrite the costs of the domestic food products they control. By lobbying DC these multinational corporations get congress and also also also policy-makers to expand the basis of who can use EBT and also also also SNAP benefits (state reimbursement rates).
Expanding the federal subsidy for food purchases is usually part of the corporate profit dynamic. With increased taxpayer subsidies, the food cost controllers can charge more domestically and also also also export more of the product internationally. Taxes, via subsidies, go into their profit margins. The corporations then use a portion of those profits in contributions to the politicians. the idea’s a circle of money.
In highly developed nations This specific multinational corporate process requires the corporation to purchase the domestic political process (as above) with individual nations allowing the exploitation in varying degrees. As such, the corporate lobbyists pay hundreds of millions to politicians for modifications in policies and also also also regulations; one sector, one product, or one industry at a time. These are specialized lobbyists.
EXAMPLE: The Committee on Foreign Investment inside United States (CFIUS)
CFIUS is usually an inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions in which could result in control of a U.S. business by a foreign person (“covered transactions”), in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States.
CFIUS operates pursuant to section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment and also also also National Security Act of 2007 (FINSA) (section 721) and also also also as implemented by Executive Order 11858, as amended, and also also also regulations at 31 C.F.R. Part 800.
The CFIUS process has been the subject of significant reforms over the past several years. These include numerous improvements in internal CFIUS procedures, enactment of FINSA in July 2007, amendment of Executive Order 11858 in January 2008, revision of the CFIUS regulations in November 2008, and also also also publication of guidance on CFIUS’s national security considerations in December 2008 (more)
Bulletpoint #4 ♦ With control over the targeted national industry or interest, the multinationals then leverage export of the national asset (exfiltration) through trade agreements structured to the benefit of lesser developed nation states – where they have previously established a proactive financial footprint.
The process of charging the U.S. consumer more for a product, in which under normal national market conditions might cost less, is usually a process called exfiltration of wealth.
the idea is usually never discussed.
To control the market cost some contracted product may even be secured and also also also shipped with the intent to allow the idea to sit idle (or rot). the idea’s all about controlling the cost and also also also maximizing the profit equation. To gain the same $1 profit a widget multinational might have to sell 20 widgets in El-Salvador (.25¢ each), or two widgets inside U.S. ($2.50/each).
Think of the process like the historic reference of OPEC (Oil Producing Economic Countries). Only inside modern era massive corporations are playing the role of OPEC and also also also the idea’s not oil being controlled, the idea’s almost everything.
Again, This specific is usually highlighted inside example of taxpayers subsidizing the food sector (EBT, SNAP etc.), the corporations can charge U.S. consumers more. Ex. more beef is usually exported, red meat prices remain high at the grocery store, although subsidized U.S. consumers can afford the high prices. Of course if you are not receiving food payment assistance (middle-class) you can’t eat the steaks because you can’t afford them. (Not accidentally, the idea’s the same scheme inside ObamaCare healthcare system)
Individual flower growers in Florida go out of business because they didn’t join the global market of flower growers (controlled market) by multinational corporate flower growers in Columbia and also also also South America, who have an umbrella company registered in Mexico allowing virtually unrestricted access to the U.S. market under NAFTA.
Agriculturally, multinational corporate Monsanto says: ‘all your harvests are belong to us‘. Contract with us, or you lose because we can control the market cost of your end product. Downside is usually in which once you sign in which contract, you agree to terms in which are entirely created by the financial interests of the larger corporation; not your farm.
The multinational agriculture lobby is usually massive. We willingly feed the globe as part of the system; although you as a grocery customer pay more per unit at the grocery store because domestic supply no longer determines domestic cost.
Within the agriculture community the (feed-the-world) production export factor also drives the need for labor. Labor is usually a cost. The multinational corps have a vested interest in low labor costs. Ergo, open border policies. (ie. willingly purchased republicans not supporting border wall etc.).
This specific corrupt economic manipulation/exploitation applies over multiple sectors, and also also also even inside sub-sector of an industry like steel. China/India purchases the raw material, ore, then sells the finished Great back to the global market at a discount. Or the idea could be rubber, or concrete, or plastic, or frozen chicken parts etc.
The ‘America First’ Trump-Trade Doctrine upsets the entire construct of This specific multinational export/control dynamic. Team Trump focus exclusively on bilateral trade deals, with specific trade agreements targeted toward individual nations (not national corporations). ‘America-First’ is usually also specific policy at a granular product level looking out for the national interests of the United States, U.S. workers, U.S. companies and also also also U.S. consumers.
Under President Trump’s Trade positions, balanced and also also also fair trade with strong regulatory control over national assets, exfiltration of U.S. national wealth is usually essentially stopped.
This specific puts many current multinational corporations, globalists who previously took a stake-hold inside U.S. economy with intention to export the wealth, in a position of holding contracted interest of an asset they can no longer exploit.
Perhaps at This specific point we understand better how massive multi-billion multinational corporations and also also also institutions are aligned against President Trump.
Teach everyone you know folks. Teach them all. If we lose these battles we will never have another opportunity to fight them again.
~ WOLVERINES !