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Unformatted text preview: NAFTA Presented by: Sahil Osman, Greg Gladd, Amer Alnajafi Question How does NAFTA effect the labor and environment in the countries involved? NAFTA NAFTA- North American Free Trade Agreement Came into effect January 1, 1994. An expansion of the earlier Canada-US Free Trade Agreement of 1988 2 Supplements NAAEC: North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation NAALC: North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation Created to promote free trade and migration between the countries of North America Implemented over 15 years by removing restrictions from many products. What is Traded? Dry beans Non fat diary milk High fructose corn syrup Sugar Red meat Vegetables Snack foods Peanut products Why is NAFTA important? NAFTA was created to eliminate tariff barriers to agricultural, manufacturing, and services trade, remove investment restrictions, and protect intellectual property rights, all while addressing environmental and labor concerns NAFTA has created a profitable agreement for all countries Employment in all counties has gone up at least 15 percent Elimination of no tariff barriers by 2008. This includes opening the border and interior of Mexico to U.S. truckers and streamlining border processing and licensing requirements. Countries Involved USA CANADA MEXICO Relevance to Our Text and Beyond Chapter 8 International Trade and Labor and Environment Standards Three types of standards Labor Standards and Trade International Labor Organization (ILO) Trade and the Environment Transboundary and non-transboundary environmental impacts Relevance to Our Text and Beyond Presidential Election Candidates Stances Clinton Obama McCain NAFTA and Labor Total employment has increased by 27 million jobs between 1993 and 2007, to 137.6 million The unemployment rate has fallen since the creation of NAFTA Mexico's labor standards are comparable to those in the United States, Europe and other industrialized countries NAALC was created in 1997 to improve the working conditions and living standards and the encouragement of an exchange of information related to labor laws with the countires invovled in NAFTA....
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2008 for the course ECON 335 taught by Professor Seck during the Spring '08 term at CSU Fullerton.

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