The North American Free Trade Agreement ( Nafta ) And The South African Development Community

883 Words Dec 13th, 2016 4 Pages
The purpose of this research paper is to clearly define the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the South African Development Community (SADC). The two agreements selected are both vastly different and the few similarities between the two are thoroughly discussed. Conflict management protocols that each nation uses will provide a further understanding of the many differences. The goals of each agreement are examined to further understand the future of the NAFTA and SADC nations. The origin of each agreement as well as the qualifications are fully discussed to enable a better understanding of where each agreement is today. Achievement of goals as well as stifled successes are examined to provide a better understanding of continued success and help further understand what isn’t working and how to attempt to reverse the damages.
Origin of Agreement, Nations Involved, Type of Membership, and Qualifications
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became effective in 1994 and was one of the world’s largest free trade zones of the time. NAFTA is an agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico and is used primarily to reduce and eliminate trade barriers and encourage trade to create stronger economies for each of the nations involve. To further assist proving the early desire for improvement among the nations NAFTA at 20: The North American Free Trade Agreement 's achievements and challenges states, “NAFTA was bold, innovative, risky, and…

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