Canada’s Trade Expansion Under NAFTA

Investigates the effects of NAFTA on Canada’s trade, focusing on the agricultural, energy and automobile industries.

This paper compares the change in Canadian trade with the United States and Mexico with Canada’s trade with the rest of the world. It will also focus on three sectors, namely the agricultural, energy and automotive industries. This will include an outline of the specific NAFTA provisions for these particular industries, an assessment of the changes implied for the industries as a result of the existence of NAFTA and, perhaps most importantly, an analysis of the actual effects of NAFTA on the industries.