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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

North American Free Trade Agreement (1992)

Frederick M Abbott

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 June 2019

Subject(s):
Regional organizations — NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) — Political violence — Regional co-operation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The North American Free Trade Agreement (‘NAFTA’) establishes a free trade area comprised of the territories of Canada, Mexico, and the US. The NAFTA entered into force on 1 January 1994 . As between Canada and the US, it is the successor to the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (‘CUSFTA’) that entered into force on 1 January 1989 , which is suspended so long as the NAFTA remains in effect. Negotiation of the NAFTA was initiated during the US presidency of George HW Bush at the suggestion of President Carlos Salinas of Mexico. This was during a period in which...
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