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  Q. What is NAFTA?


The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), enacted in 1994. Regional and bilateral trade agreements form an integral part of the U.S. approach to international trade reform. Through NAFTA, Canada, Mexico, and the United States have eliminated numerous barriers to the economic integration of these three countries. The United States has much closer economic ties with Canada and Mexico as a result of NAFTA.