North American Free Trade Agreement


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North American Free Trade Agreement

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(Commerce) an international trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Abbreviation: NAFTA
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Noun1.North American Free Trade Agreement - an agreement for free trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico; became effective in 1994 for ten years
free trade - international trade free of government interference
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In Boston, the Minister participated in a New England-Canada Business Council panel on North American Free Trade Agreement, highlighting the importance of the agreement and discussing opportunities to grow trade in Canada and the United States.
But while an open border seems markedly in accordance with the free-market ideas of the North American Free Trade Agreement, allowing such unregulated movement of labor creates a host of problems that Breslin fails to address.
The North American Free Trade Agreement was designed to cut tariffs and spur trade between the three largest countries in North America --, --, and --.
Truck access for companies in the United States and Mexico was provided for under the North American Free Trade Agreement, but was stalled until May when the Bush administration issued regulations for Mexican trucks to operate in the United States starting next January.
MacArthur's brilliant dissection of the legislative and public relations battles over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), The Selling of "Free Trade'" NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy (Hill and Wang, 2000).
Mahoney, "With the approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1993, foreign investment has grown and the three countries' capital markets have become interdependent.
Opponents of the North American Free Trade Agreement, including those from organized labor and environmental groups, are missing the point NAFTA is about markets, growth, and an improved standard of living, not just jobs
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is the second best alternative from Canada's point of view.
constitutes the imposition of non-tariff, technical barriers to hemispheric free trade, and as such violates the spirit - if not the letter - of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Sports Equipment - North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the Sports Equipment industry in each of the North American Free Trade Agreement (United States, Canada, and Mexico) countries.
Two Ontario lumber industry associations are heading to court to uphold a ruling under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that Canadian lumber is not subsidized.
Becerra, who in 1994 voted in favor of the North American Free Trade Agreement, said the pact will launch a ``race to the bottom'' unless the Central American countries are held to wage and labor standards.

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