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Name: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Country: United States of America, Canada, Mexico
Subject(s): International agreements
Type of legislation: International agreement
Adopted on: 1992-12-17
Entry into force:
ISN: ORG-1992-IA-67254
Bibliography: Text in English Text in English NAFTA Secretariat (consulted on 2009-10-05)
Abstract/Citation: Allows free trade between Canada, USA and Mexico.
Article 102 outlines the objectives which are to:
- eliminate barriers to trade in and facilitate the cross-border movement of goods and services between the territories of the Parties;
- promote conditions of fair competition in the free trade area;
- increase substantially investment opportunities in the territories of the Parties;
- provide adequate and effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in each Party's territory;
- create effective procedures for the implementation and application of this Agreement, for its joint administration and for the resolution of disputes; and
- establish a framework for further trilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation to expand and enhance the benefits of this Agreement.

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