Commonwealth Guide to Trading with NAFTA Countries

Practical Information for Business

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Beginning with an overview of the economic and business background of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), this guide provides essential information to exporters about the new trading environment. It contains detailed product and market information on fifteen important product groups.

NAFTA has created a single new market of 360 million people, one of the largest trading areas in the world. Trade and investment among the NAFTA signatories exceeds $500 billion per year. North America’s strong record of innovation and economic growth makes this market a dynamic and important opportunity for Commonwealth exporters. This guide aims to facilitate the efforts of Commonwealth exporters to succeed in this challenging and rewarding market.



Ready Made Garments

The garment industry has new opportunities to expand sales and increase production under NAFTA. The three countries' manufacturers can make use of economies of scale and take advantage of complementary resources to enhance export potential. However, there might also be a need for adjustment and rationalisation of some firms.


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