North American Free Trade Agreement

The International Monetary Fund, an organization that provides economic aid to member countries through the purchase of currency, sponsored… read more

The International Monetary Fund, an organization that provides economic aid to member countries through the purchase of currency, sponsored a forum on the continuing trade negotiations between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Mr. Lawrence argued that the agreement tentatively reached by the Uruguay round of trade talks governed by GATT would be of great benefit to Mexico and of some benefit to the United States. He analyzed the consequences of the agreement, which arguably would result in increased low skilled jobs in Mexico, and determined that they would result in higher trade surpluses for the U.S. and increased investment in Mexico. Mr. Diamond discussed Canada’s desire to formulate a free trade agreement with Mexico and the U.S.-Canada free trade agreement. He said Canada wished to increase its trade with Mexico, and did not believe a free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico would result in a restrictive economic trade bloc. Mr. Price discussed possible negative effects of a free trade agreement on the U.S., including the reduction of wages among low wage earners and lower environmental standards among industries in Mexico. Mr. Suarez-Mier spoke on why Mexico desired free trade agreements with the U.S. and Canada, and laid the groundwork behind the current round of negotiations between the three countries. close

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North American Free Trade Agreement

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Program ID:
17417-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 4, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 7, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 04, 1991 | 10:43pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 05, 1991 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 05, 1991 | 6:15am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 05, 1991 | 9:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 05, 1991 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 1991 | 7:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 07, 1991 | 5:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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