Nafta

Overview

With the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the U.S. proposal for the widening of NAFTA to include the whole of the Western Hemisphere, there is now a greater mutuality of interest between the U.S. and the rest of the hemisphere than at any time in the recent past. Mexico, Canada, and the United States continue to deepen and refine their understanding of the practical implications of NAFTA. Latin American and Caribbean countries—most now democracies—have altered their development ...

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Overview

With the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the U.S. proposal for the widening of NAFTA to include the whole of the Western Hemisphere, there is now a greater mutuality of interest between the U.S. and the rest of the hemisphere than at any time in the recent past. Mexico, Canada, and the United States continue to deepen and refine their understanding of the practical implications of NAFTA. Latin American and Caribbean countries—most now democracies—have altered their development philosophy, placing greater stress on the workings of the market and opening their own markets to import competition. North America and other hemispheric subregions are seeking greater economic integration behind lowered trade barriers. Under this new philosophy, what other countries of the hemisphere most want is assurance of access to the markets of each other and the United States. This common thinking is what makes the present a most propitious moment for hemispheric cooperation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275951184
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1994
  • Series: Washington Papers Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

SIDNEY WEINTRAUB holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is also Dean Rusk Professor of International Affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Summary
1 Introduction 1
2 Global Trends 14
3 Economic Interaction in North America 34
4 The Meaning of Deepening 56
5 The Widening of NAFTA 80
6 Conclusion 106
Notes 112
Bibliography 122
Index 128
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