Does Canada have reciprocity with the United States today?

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The Canadian-American Reciprocity Agreement of 1854, which was in effect an early free trade agreement that removed tariffs and protectionism, ended in 1866 because, as one of several reasons, many Americans felt that Canada was the only one of the two countries benefiting from reciprocity. When free trade reciprocity was again approached by Canadians, America had already enacted high tariffs and was disinterested in reciprocity. (Though it is not called "reciprocity," Canada and the United States are partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) begun under President Clinton.]