Lessons from NAFTA
Building a New Fair Trade Agenda
October 10, 2007
October 22-23, Minneapolis, MN
In January, the final provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) go into affect. Nearly 14 years since NAFTA’s ratification, the trade agreement that has served as blueprint for U.S. trade and investment is still as controversial as ever.
Though NAFTA was supposed to improve border relations, it has played a major role in increased Mexican immigration to the United States; it has allowed corporations to sue nation-states, giving big businesses more power than ever; it has led to environmental degradation that needs real solutions.
Join activists, researchers and policymakers from the U.S., Canada and Mexico to review how NAFTA has changed all three countries, learn about efforts to expand NAFTA, and exchange ideas on a new fair trade agenda.
Hosted by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Common Frontiers is one of the sponsoring groups.
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