Assessing 20 Years of NAFTA

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Twenty years ago this month, the historic trade accord between the United States, Mexico and Canada -- the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -- went into effect. Two decades later, we consider the successes and failures of the trade agreement, and how it has changed conditions for the three countries involved.


Lori Wallach, executive director of the Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, a non-partisan non-profit group that monitors groups like the World Trade Organization and agreements like NAFTA

Manuel Suarez-Mier, director of the American University's Center for North American Studies who aided in NAFTA negotiations for Mexico

Carla Hills, chairman and CEO, Hills & Company; former U.S. trade representative

Manuel Perez-Rocha, fellow, Institute for Policy Studies