What It Will Call Eco Imperialism?

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Since the beginning of trade agreements between rich and poor nations, many restrictions have been affected undeveloped countries because of them. In this sense, these impositions transcend the commerce among countries by introducing policies that may have a negative effect on the environment. Even this policy could be considered as a form of imperialism. To sign these agreements, undeveloped countries should modify their statements and processes in order to accomplish the “imposed” standards. One of them is labelling products to be sold inside a richer country. Labelling, as will be seen in this paper, have affected the relations between Mexico and United States of America in tuna exports, which is considered as an environmental issue because the supposed dolphin fishing by Mexican producers. Therefore, it will be pertinent to discuss the implications of what it will call eco-imperialism. For this purpose it has been chosen the problem derived with North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as an example of how a richer country can control policies in poor countries. Consequently this paper will focus on the possible eco-imperialism perpetuated by United States over Mexico, but first is necessary to describe what is eco-imperialism. Eco-imperialism, a new form of neoliberalism Capitalism as a mean of production tended to accumulate and build new empires. As it has been reflected by David Harvey “the institutional arrangements embedded within the state have an influential
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