NAFTA-Style Deals in Effect
Learn more about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Latest on NAFTA Outcomes
- Read our report, NAFTA at 20 about the disastrous legacy of NAFTA after 20 years.
- Read our memo about NAFTA's Broken Promises.
Other NAFTA Expansions
In addition to our NAFTA section, visit our in-depth sections on each of these NAFTA expansion agreements:
Despite overwhelming evidence that the NAFTA model is a failure, there have been and remain numerous attempts to expand this model to more countries around the world.
NAFTA expansion agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea passed in 2011. The largest NAFTA expansion agreement to date, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), finished negotiations in October 2015. In early November 2015, after seven years of close-door negotiations with the public, press and policymakers locked out, the final TPP text was released. In chapter after chapter, the final text is worse than expected, with the demands of the 500 official U.S. trade advisers representing corporate interests satisfied to the detriment of the public interest.The text reveals that the pact replicates many of the most controversial terms of past pacts that promote job offshoring and push down U.S. wages.. In the years prior to TPP, NAFTA expansion agreements have been passed - by razor-thin margins and with numerous last-minute arm-twisting techniques - with Peru, Oman and five Central American countries and the Dominican Republic (collectively under CAFTA, Central America Free Trade Agreement).
The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), which was originally envisioned as NAFTA for the entire Western Hemisphere except Cuba, yet would have gone far beyond even NAFTA in its scope, was derailed by public opposition across the Americans and Caribbean.