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Unformatted text preview: KEY FOCUS QUESTIONS NAFTA (CANADIAN / MEXICAN/AMERICAN ) FLAG The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is one of the most powerful and wide-reaching treaties in the world. It governs the entire spectrum of North American trade and has at its roots hemispheric cooperation on a scale never before seen. NAFTA is a treaty between Canada, Mexico, and the United States that was designed to foster greater trade between the three countries. NAFTA has been in effect since 1 January 1994. It has since been updated with two major additions, the North American Agreement for Economic Cooperation (NAAEC) and the North American Agreement for Labor Cooperation (NAALC). A very recent addition was the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, designed to foster cooperation on issues of national security. One important thing that NAFTA did right away was to eliminate a large number of tariffs on goods shipped between the three countries. American goods, mostly, were being sold to Canada and especially shipped between the three countries....
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2009 for the course GEO 160 taught by Professor Ehrkamp during the Fall '06 term at Kentucky.
- Fall '06