Winners and Losers on the NAFTA “Fast Track”

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Paper asserts that the most negatively affected economic sector that would be affected by the North American Free Trade Agreement will be rural, in both the United States and Mexico.

In seeking to prevent damage to small -scale firms in rural areas, Report offers several recommendations. First, all three countries involved in NAFTA can recognize that it will be seemingly impossible to create a European Community replica (economic integration). Secondly, a call for alternative approaches to multilateral programs for job retraining, regional impact alleviation, subsidies to labor mobility and other transitional programs. Thirdly, allow the process of liberalization and integration to stabilize before moving forward with NAFTA or similar multinational agreement.

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group