NAFTA Turns Twenty

Dec 3, 2013

President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in December 1993, eliminating all tariffs and trade restrictions among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.  The treaty, though, has always been controversial in all three nations.  Two decades later, we examine its impacts, and which predictions about it have come true.

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  • Rick McIntyre- economics professor at the University of Rhode Island. He is also author of the book Are Worker Rights Human Rights? and edits the New Political Economy book series for Routledge Press.
  • Matt Slaughter- economics professor at Dartmouth College and associate dean of the MBA program at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. He’s also faculty director at the Center for Global Business and Government and a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.


  • Brian Wallstin - NHPR's Digital Journalist