(a) the elimination of barriers to trade in goods and services and the facilitation of international traffic between the territories of the Parties; The Clinton administration negotiated with Canada and Mexico a subsequent environmental agreement, the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), which resulted in the creation of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) in 1994. A NAFTA office was set up in each country and trinational working groups were set up, but they were of little relevance in practice. The main destination for promoting cooperation between the three countries was the North American Leaders` Summit (NALS), sometimes referred to as the “Three Amigos Summit”. Although the NALS took place mostly after 2005, the last nafta-era summit was held in 2016. NAFTA has six main advantages. According to a 2017 Congressional Research Service report, the law has more than tripled trade between Canada, Mexico and the United States since its passage. The agreement reduced and eliminated tariffs. NAFTA has yielded mixed results. It turned out that it was not the miracle weapon imagined by their supporters, nor the devastating blow that their detractors had predicted.
Mexico has seen a dramatic increase in exports, from about $60 billion in 1994 to nearly $400 billion in 2013. The increase in exports has also been accompanied by an explosion in imports, which has led to an influx of better and better quality goods for Mexican consumers. After the election of President Trump in 2016, support for NAFTA between Republicans and Democrats was highly polarized. Donald Trump has expressed a negative comment on NAFTA, calling it “the worst trade deal ever approved in this country.”  Republican support for NAFTA rose from 43% in 2008 to 34% in 2017. Meanwhile, Democratic support for NAFTA rose from 41 percent in 2008 to 71 percent in 2017.  According to a 2018 Sierra Club report, Canada`s commitments are recalcitrant under NAFTA and the Paris Agreement. The Paris commitments were voluntary and the NAFTA commitments were mandatory.  U.S. Department of Commerce. 199 1990 1997 1999 1999 1994 “New data updates in 2005.” Available from www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/.
Called April 17, 2006. == President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, tried to replace NAFTA with a new agreement, and began negotiations with Canada and Mexico. . . .