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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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.
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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.
Department of Labor alleging violations of the labor side agreement of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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.
The logical move would be to negotiate as a regional bloc or as part of a 36-country Free Trade Area of the Americas, face up to the North American Free Trade Agreement bloc and then attack, based on this experience, markets besides the Big Three.
The construction industry could see a decrease in the cost of lumber after a North American Free Trade Agreement panel decision that may clear the way for the removal of tariffs on the import of Canadian timber.
We believe that current economic arrangements, international financial institutions and trade and investment treaties, for example, the North American Free Trade Agreement, unjustly distort the rules governing trade and investment to the advantage of the affluent and powerful," said a statement from a meeting convened by the United States aid agency, Church World Service, and the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC).

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