North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

In force since January 1994.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), came into effect on January 1, 1994, creating the largest free trade region in the world, generating economic growth and helping to raise the standard of living for the people of all three member countries. By strengthening the rules and procedures governing trade and investment, the NAFTA has proved to be a solid foundation for building Canada’s prosperity and has set a valuable example of the benefits of trade liberalization for the rest of the world.

Consult the Canada Tariff Finder to explore tariff information for the US and Mexican markets under the NAFTA, and other foreign markets with which Canada has a free trade agreement.

For more information, please see background information on the North American Free Trade Agreement.


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If you have questions or comments about this free trade agreement or the environmental and labour cooperation agreements, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Global Affairs Canada at the following address:

Trade Remedies and North America Trade Division (TNE)
Global Affairs Canada
John G. Diefenbaker Building
111 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1J1
Fax: 613-944-3214

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