Title

Beyond Free Trade: Accounting for Labor and Environmental Governance Principles in NAFTA

Publication Title

Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations

Document Type

Book Chapter

Department or Program

Sociology

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Member State, Free Trade, Child Labor, Industrial Relation, North American Free Trade Agreement

Abstract

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force in 1994. Building on the foundations of the Canadian-US Free Trade Agreement of 1988, it brought together Canada, Mexico, and the US into the world’s second largest (by nominal GDP) trade area. Like many other post-Cold War trade agreements, NAFTA aimed at the elimination of a variety of tariff and non-tariff barriers to the circulation of goods, capital, and selected services. There was nothing especially unique, therefore, about NAFTA aside from its size.

Comments

Original version is available from the publisher at: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137385642_10

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