Revising NAFTA for the 21st century

Political issues aside, the economic benefits to Canada and the U.S. are significant

During the 2008 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama had this to say about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “NAFTA’s shortcomings were evident when signed and we must now amend the agreement to fix them.” During Obama’s term in office, there have been some modest improvements, under the Beyond the Border Action Plan, to improve the flow of goods and people between Canada and the United States.

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