Government welcomes Canadians’ views on NAFTA
“I invite all Canadians to provide their views on how we can maximize the benefits of a modernized NAFTA. We are committed to hearing directly from Canadians on their priorities, and we will ensure that Canadians continue to have the opportunity to provide their input as we engage with our NAFTA partners.”
- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs
NAFTA, which includes Canada, the United States and Mexico, came into effect on January 1, 1994.
On May 18, 2017, the United States formally indicated its intent to renegotiate NAFTA.
NAFTA created what is today a US$20.7-trillion regional market with 478 million consumers.
Trilateral trade has increased more than threefold since NAFTA came into force.
NAFTA has been updated 11 times by Canada, the United States and Mexico.
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