NAFTA and Globalization


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NAFTA and Globalization
The North American Free Trade Agreement or “NAFTA” was implemented in 1994. Its goal was to remove tariff barriers and increase trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico (Topulos, 200).
NAFTA has succeeded in raising trade despite several difficulties. Over the first 6 years of the treaty the value of U.S. merchandise traded with Canada and Mexico grew by an annual rate of 11%, a much higher rate than U.S. trade with the rest of the world, which was 6%. Trade with Canada, which remained the U.S. top trading partner rose to over $406 billion (RITA, 2010).
During the first six years of the treaty imports from NAFTA partners to the U.S. rose an average of 12.7% while exports rose at an average rate of...
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