A new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

In 1994, the United States, Mexico and Canada created the largest free trade region in the world with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), generating economic growth and helping to raise the standard of living for the people of all three member countries. By strengthening the rules and procedures governing trade and investment, this agreement has proved to be a solid foundation for building Canada’s prosperity and has set a valuable example of the benefits of trade liberalization for the rest of the world. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will serve to reinforce Canada’s strong economic ties with the United States and Mexico.

  • Read the posted text of the agreement 
    This link is to an external website and the text is available in English only at this time. The posted text will be subject to further refinement, technical corrections and legal review, a process that will also involve formatting. Efforts are underway to provide a French version of the text as soon as possible.


  • Since 1994, NAFTA has generated economic growth and rising standards of living for the people of all three member countries.
  • In 2017, total trilateral merchandise trade (the total of each country’s imports from one another) reached nearly US$1.1 trillion.
  • Total merchandise trade between Canada and the United States has more than doubled since 1993, and has grown over nine-fold between Canada and Mexico.
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