Whither NAFTA? Agriculture, Autos, and Migration

Philip L. Martin

from ARE Update Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2017

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During his presidential campaign in 2016, candidate Donald Trump called the North American Free Trade Agreement “the worst trade deal ever negotiated by the U.S. government.” President Trump threatened to withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA if Canada and Mexico refused to renegotiate. Negotiations to revise NAFTA began in August 2017, raising questions about two of the sectors most affected by freer trade, agriculture and autos, as well as the future of Mexico-U.S. migration.


NAFTA, trade, supply-chains, Mexico-US migration


Philip L. Martin. 2017. "Whither NAFTA? Agriculture, Autos, and Migration." ARE Update 21(2): 9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.