Op-Ed: NAFTA and Open Regionalism

120px-North_America_(orthographic_projection).svgBy Christopher Wilson and Duncan Wood

Excelsior, 1/2/2014

With the North American Free Trade Agreement completing 20 years, it is a good moment to reflect and look toward the region’s future and its place in the world economy.

It is important to recognize that NAFTA was a first-generation free trade agreement, originally conceived in the 1980s, and for that reason it was very limited.

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One Response to Op-Ed: NAFTA and Open Regionalism

  1. There is, of course, a much less sanguine evaluation of NAFTA. See: “The Illusion of the North American Free Trade Agreement ” La Jornada editorial. http://mexicovoices.blogspot.mx/2013/12/mexico-illusion-of-north-american-free.html

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