Penn State International Law Review

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No recent trade policy initiative of the United States has generated as high a degree of public interest and debate as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Beginning in June 1990, when the Presidents of the United States and Mexico announced their intention to negotiate a free trade agreement, through the extension of fast track negotiating authority and signing of a trinational agreement (also including Canada) in December 1992, to this day, a vigorous debate has occurred in the United States about the benefits and costs of the agreement.