Freeing trade in North America / Greg Anderson. (Text)Call no.: HF1746 .A53 2020Publication: Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Agenda Publishing, 2020Description: v, 199 p. : ill., mapsISBN: 9781788210614 (pbk.); 1788210611 (pbk.); 1788210603 (hbk.); 9781788210607 (hbk.)Subject(s): North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17)Free trade -- North AmericaTariff -- Law and legislation -- North AmericaFree trade -- CanadaFree trade -- MexicoFree trade -- United StatesForeign trade regulation -- North AmericaLOC classification: HF1746 | .A53 2020
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-196) and index.
1. The north American idea -- 2. What the NAFTA is (and is not) -- 3. North America as region -- 4. New ground broken and (mixed?) results -- 5. Much ado about foreign direct investment -- 6. Governance in the NAFTA, or lack thereof? -- 7. Labour and the environment -- 8. NAFTA 2.0 : did the USMCA and modernize anything?
Conceived in an era of rapid post-Cold War economic liberalization, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed in 1994, brought together Canada, Mexico and the United States with the aim of creating a regional trade bloc that eliminated the friction and costs of trade between the three nations.0Without an overarching institutional framework, NAFTA never sought to attain the levels of integration achieved by the European Union - for many it was a missed opportunity - and never quite fulfilled its potential as a single market. And under Trump's administration a trilateral trade agreement has become increasingly precarious.0This book provides an overview of NAFTA and its successor the USCMA, explaining the theory behind the politics and economics of trade in North America. It offers an accessible and concise analysis of the key provisions, shortcomings and past revision efforts of the governments involved.0At a time of increasing protectionism and heightened awareness of trading relationships, the book highlights the lessons to be learnt from the fraught history of one of the largest trade blocs in the world.