Killing NAFTA Wouldn't Kill U.S. Trade

Published: Wednesday, 09/14/2005 12:00 am EDT

In his article ("Three Possible NAFTA Scenarios" Embassy Sept. 7, 2005), Professor Blank works from the assumption that the abrogation of NAFTA by definition results in the severing of trade relations altogether. I find that assumption difficult to accept at face value. Recently, proponents of NAFTA have been quick to point out that 95 per cent of our trade with the U.S. is trouble-free. I have yet to find a reasonable explanation as to why the termination of the NAFTA agreement puts what already good trade relations there are between partners at risk.

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