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  North American Free Trade Agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The North American Free Trade Agreement is a free trade agreement among Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
This agreement was an expansion of the earlier Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement of 1989.
NAFTA has been accompanied by a dramatic increase of illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States; A huge fraction of these people are farmers forced off their land by bankruptcy in response of the disproportionate agreement in favor of the USA and Canada, leaving Mexico’s main exports sinking year after year.
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 North American Free Trade Agreement - dKosopedia
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a multilateral agreement establishing a free trade zone between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
NAFTA was authorized by the United States Congress in 1993 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 14 of that year.
NAFTA remains highly controversial among labor and anti-globalization groups in the U.S. Some argue that anti-corporatization is a more accurate term for critics.
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 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) — FAS Fact Sheets
Under the NAFTA formula, from the 7th through the 14th year of the agreement, a ceiling of 250,000 tons was placed on Mexico's sugar exports to the United States.
Disciplines contained in NAFTA are designed to prevent the use of SPS measures as disguised restrictions on trade, while still safeguarding each country's right to protect consumers from unsafe products, or to protect domestic crops and livestock from the introduction of imported pests and diseases.
NAFTA also allows state and local governments to enact standards more stringent than those adopted at the national level, so long as these standards are scientifically defensible and are administered in a forthright, expeditious manner.
www.fas.usda.gov /info/factsheets/NAFTA.asp   (2016 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/North American Free Trade Agreement
The North American Free Trade Agreement, known usually as NAFTA, is a free trade agreement among Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
NAFTA is also used to refer to the tripartite trading bloc of North American countries.
Unlike other Free Trade Agreements in the world, NAFTA is more comprehensive in its scope and was complemented by the North American Agreement for Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) and the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC).
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 nafta-guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NAFTA is a pioneering agreement from the view of trade and environmental policy, because it directly addresses environmental laws and standards, and includes an Environmental Side Accord.
Environmental issues are addressed in NAFTA's preamble, in article 104 of its objectives, and in its chapters on investment, agriculture and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and dispute settlement.
A discussion of environmental issues in relation to NAFTA is presented in the environment chapter of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office study "A Budgetary and Economic Analysis of the North American Free Trade Agreement" (1993).
www.ciesin.org /TG/PI/TRADE/nafta.html   (284 words)

  
 A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union --N--
France, irritated by American predominance, withdrew from the integrated command in 1966, as did Spain within years of joining in 1982, but despite these hitches and constant undermining by 'peace' groups and communist fronts, a united policy was maintained in the face of Soviet repression and belligerence.
Signed by the USA and Canada in 1988 and by Mexico in 1992, NAFTA inaugurated a free trade area that is currently larger, both in population and in GDP, than the EU.
A wider free trade area, incorporating NAFTA and the EU, would be a logical development, and has been canvassed, but has so far fallen foul of French resentment of US 'hegemony' and resistance to any dilution of Europeanism.
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 The high price of 'free' trade
NAFTA is a free trade and investment agreement that provided investors with a unique set of guarantees designed to stimulate foreign direct investment and the movement of factories within the hemisphere, especially from the United States to Canada and Mexico.
NAFTA essentially represented an ironclad commitment on the part of the Mexican and Canadian governments to a development strategy hinging on attracting foreign investment by harmonizing investment deregulation with standards in the United States.
Trade, however, is also expected to increase the wages of the workers producing exports, but growing trade deficits have meant that the number of workers hurt by imports has exceeded the number who have benefited through increased exports.
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 North American Free Trade Agreement - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NAFTA has been accompanied by a dramatic increase of illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States; presumably, a significant fraction of these people are farmers forced off their land by bankruptcy.
NAFTA has helped to integrate the three economies, which is seen as a benefit in Canada and Mexico where being attached to the largest economy in the world has great benefits.
In another case Metalclad, an American corporation, was awarded $16.5 million from Mexico after the latter passed regulations banning the toxic waste dump it intended to construct in El Llano, Aguascalientes.
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 Public Citizen | NAFTA - North America Free Trade Agreement - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
NAFTA promoters - including many of the world’s largest corporations - promised it would create hundreds of thousands of new high-wage U.S. jobs, raise living standards in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, improve environmental conditions and transform Mexico from a poor developing country into a booming new market for U.S. exports.
But NAFTA contained 900 pages of one-size-fits-all rules to which each nation was required to conform all of its domestic laws - regardless of whether voters and their democratically-elected representatives had previously rejected the very same policies in Congress, state legislatures or city councils.
The same interests who got us into NAFTA are now pushing to expand it and lock in 31 more countries in Latin American and the Caribbean through the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and five Central American countries through a Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).
www.citizen.org /trade/nafta   (628 words)

  
 IGTN: North American Free Trade Agreement
NAFTA includes unprecedented rules allowing investors to sue governments for lost profits linked with expropriation (Chapter 11 ‘investor to state’ language) as well as other key investment provisions which relax foreign investment rules relative to local provisioning of jobs, heeding environmental and labor rights, and ensuring domestic production and ownership of goods being produced.
When NAFTA was signed, it was predicted to open borders across the three countries, create new jobs, harmonize controls and pave the way for freer trade across the region.
Some of the shifts can be linked to NAFTA and other free trade agreements, while other trends are part of the long-term privatization and deregulation agenda (implemented in the U.S. since the 1980s) that forms the foundation for much of the U.S. trade agenda in key sectors such as services, agriculture, and investment.
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 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a trade treaty that involves the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The end result of NAFTA is the elimination of tariffs and other trade barriers on nearly 10,000 goods originating in Canada, Mexico, and the United States over a maximum period of fifteen years.
NAFTA does provide for reduced duties on some goods on Canada, Mexico, and the United States that do not originate but have met specified conditions that were outlined in the Agreement.
www.itds.treas.gov /nafta.html   (717 words)

  
 AAFC - Trade Agreements - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
NAFTA was built on the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement and expanded its membership to include Mexico.
NAFTA was designed to foster increased trade and investment among the NAFTA partners.
The Agreement contains an ambitious schedule for the elimination of most tariffs and reduction of non-tariff barriers, as well as comprehensive provisions on the conduct of business in the free trade area.
www.agr.gc.ca /itpd-dpci/english/trade_agr/nafta.htm   (349 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - 10 years ago, NAFTA was born   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The North American Free Trade Agreement is almost as contentious today as the day it took effect in 1994.
NAFTA backers and bashers alike have made herculean efforts to quantify the impact of NAFTA on jobs, income, living standards, growth, labor rights and environmental quality.
Lindsey says NAFTA backers got trapped by foes' doomsday rhetoric and made the mistake of claiming it would "create jillions of U.S. jobs." The true beneficiary all along was to be Mexico, stuck in poverty and looking to draw more trade and investment from its big, rich neighbors, he says.
www.usatoday.com /money/economy/trade/2003-12-31-nafta_x.htm   (841 words)

  
 THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (
The NAFTA is the most comprehensive regional trade agreement ever negotiated by the United States and is scheduled to be fully implemented by the year 2008.
Trade is considered "free" or "open" when goods and services can move into markets without restrictions, and prices are determined by supply and demand.
North American consumers will benefit from various initiatives being undertaken by the NAFTA partners to strengthen and protect the North American environment.
www.library.unt.edu /gpo/oca/nafta.htm   (924 words)

  
 North American Free Trade Agreement
Since NAFTA came into effect in 1994, it is estimated that eight million Mexicans have fallen from middle class into poverty.
NAFTA has failed to deliver on its proponents’ promises to increase economic growth, to create more and better jobs and to strengthen democracy in the region.
Most alarmingly, the three governments are working to extend this failed model throughout the Americas in the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas.
www.heureka.clara.net /gaia/nafta.htm   (1543 words)

  
 NAFTA at Seven
Each year since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on January 1, 1994, officials in Canada, Mexico, and the United States have regularly declared the agreement to be an unqualified success.
It has been promoted as an economic free lunch-a "win-win-win" for all three countries that should now be extended to the rest of the hemisphere in a Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement.
The experience suggests that any wider free trade agreement extended to the hemisphere that does not give as much priority to labor and social development as it gives to the protection of investors and financiers is not viable.
www.epinet.org /content.cfm/briefingpapers_nafta01_index   (1176 words)

  
 UCB Libraries | GovPubs | NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this resource, from the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, has information on NAFTA and its effect on U.S. agriculture.
NAFTA Secretariat "The NAFTA Secretariat, comprised of the Canadian, U.S. and Mexican Sections, is an unique organization, established by the Free Trade Commission, pursuant to Article 2002, Chapter 20 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Border Trade a collection of data on exports and imports trade activity on the U.S./Mexican border via inland transportation, a service of Texas A&M University.
ucblibraries.colorado.edu /govpubs/us/nafta.htm   (191 words)

  
 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
The House of Representatives approved NAFTA, by a vote of 234 to 200 on November 17, 1993, and the Senate voted 60 to 38 for approval on November 20.
After the pact, about half of the tariffs on trade between Mexico and the United States were eliminated, and the remaining tariffs and restrictions on service and investment (as far as it is possible) will be phased out over a 15-year period.
North American Free Trade Agreement - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), accord establishing a free-trade zone in North...
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 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began on January 1, 1994.
Under the NAFTA, all nontariff barriers to agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico were eliminated.
The agricultural provisions of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, in effect since 1989, were incorporated into the NAFTA.
www.fas.usda.gov /itp/Policy/NAFTA/nafta.html   (339 words)

  
 SICE - Trade Agreements
Complementary Agreement on Trade in Agricultural Goods between the Republic of Chile and the Republic of Iceland
Complementary Agreement on trade in agricultural goods between the Republic of Chile and the Kingdom of Norway
Complementary Agreement on trade in agricultural goods between the Republic of Chile and the Swiss Confederation
www.sice.oas.org /tradee.asp   (571 words)

  
 The North American Free Trade Agreement
The North American Free Trade Agreement was launched in January 1994 with the goal of fostering greater economic growth in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, by removing barriers to trade and investment among the three nations.
In the name of removing barriers to free trade, corporations have used the system to challenge environmental and public health regulations in all three NAFTA countries.
Despite the controversial track record of NAFTA, the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) would extend NAFTA to an additional 31 countries and 400 million people.
henningcenter.berkeley.edu /gateway/nafta.html   (454 words)

  
 NAFTA
The Hazardous Materials Land Transportation Standards Working Group, Group 5 of the NAFTA Land Transportation Standards Sub-Committee is responsible for implementing a work program for making compatible the relevant hazardous materials standards within the United States, Canada and Mexico using as their basis the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.
Group 5 is one of four groups established under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Land Transportation Standards Sub-Committee (LTSS) in response to Annex 913.5.a-1 of the NAFTA.
The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) was published in the three languages of the NAFTA countries and is currently available from the Government Printing Office as well as through commercial sources.
hazmat.dot.gov /regs/intl/nafta.htm   (854 words)

  
 USTR - North American Free Trade Agreement
By strengthening the rules and procedures governing trade and investment on this continent, the NAFTA has allowed trade and investment flows in North America to skyrocket.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), is an outstanding demonstration of the rewards to outward-looking countries that implement policies of trade liberalization as a way to increase wealth and improve competitiveness.
The NAFTA is an example of the benefits that all countries could derive from moving forward with multilateral trade liberalization.
www.ustr.gov /Trade_Agreements/Regional/NAFTA/Section_Index.html   (183 words)

  
 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
In January 1994, Canada, the United States and Mexico launched the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and formed the world's largest free trade area.
The Agreement has brought economic growth and rising standards of living for people in all three countries.
In addition, NAFTA has established a strong foundation for future growth and has set a valuable example of the benefits of trade liberalization.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /nafta-alena/menu-en.asp   (102 words)

  
 NAFTA - the North American Free Trade Agreement
NAFTA is also being used to undercut collective bargaining efforts and to bust unions in the United States as documented in a recent U.S. Labor Department-commissioned study.
Canadians were promised that free trade would bring "jobs, jobs, jobs," yet national unemployment has averaged 10 percent and over 334,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector alone have been lost since free trade came into effect.
Already before NAFTA, Chile's economy is based on cheap wages and a lack of workers rights due to the Pinochet-era labor law that remains in place.
dkd.net /davekidd/politics/nafta.html   (1734 words)

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