Publication Date

December 1991


"Like a "bolt out of the blue," the idea of a free trade agreement with Mexico suddenly appeared on the nation’s political agenda. The idea was to replicate the process whereby both the U.S. and Canada had ratified a similar accord. The ultimate objective, it seems, is to create a North American free trade area encompassing the economies of the three nations. Without diverting to a prolonged discussion of the events that led to the Canadian-United States agreement, it is imperative to state the obvious: Mexico is not Canada."


Suggested Citation
Briggs, V. M., Jr. (2002). The Mexican free trade agreement: An idea whose time has not yet come. The Social Contract, 2, 111-115.

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