Discuss the positive and negative effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the United States. Support your conclusions with examples and evidence.

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Pros:

  • Increased economic growth. It has been estimated that NAFTA has increased the growth of the US economy by as much as 0.5% a year.
  • Increased foreign direct investment. Under NAFTA direct investment in the United States has increased by over 1200%; from Canada over 900%.
  • NAFTA has considerably lowered prices. The chief purpose of the agreement was to facilitate free trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico by the removal of trade barriers and tariffs. Their removal has led to lower prices, especially in imports of Mexican...

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