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Christian DeblockMichèle Rioux

NAFTA : The Trump Card of the United States ?

Studies in Politicial Economy, no 41, 1993

C. Deblock et M. Rioux, « NAFTA : The Trump card of the United States ? », Studies in Political Economy, no. 41, 1993, pp.7-44.


The North American Free Trade Agreement, (NAFTA) aims to create a unified North American market. Whether or not such a project is to be beneficial to the participating countries- and to the world economy as a whole- is a controversial issue. Much of the present debate surrounding NAFTA focuses on the uncertainty of NAFTA’s viability, appropriateness, and benefits. Is NAFTA part of a general process of trade liberalization or conducive to the construction of an economic bloc which, as Bergsten suggested, could provoke economic rivalry between the great powers ?

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