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Assessing the Effects of NAFTA ON Canada/US Agricultural Trade

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  • Deng, Hugh
  • Nzuma, Jonathan M.

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While there seems to be an agreement that Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUSTA)/North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have benefited member countries, some analysts have argued that the agreements had little effect on the bilateral Canada/US agricultural trade as many other factors have contributed to the increased trade flows. Results from this study reveal that the aggregate bilateral agricultural trade flows have generally experienced a steady growth since the implementation of NAFTA with trade flows seemingly favoring Canada more than the US since 1992. At the industry level, the impacts of NAFTA on Canada/US agricultural trade were varied with the sub-sectors analyzed responding differently to the bilateral trade liberalization.

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  • Deng, Hugh & Nzuma, Jonathan M., 2005. "Assessing the Effects of NAFTA ON Canada/US Agricultural Trade," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24704, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae05:24704
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    1. James E. Anderson & Eric van Wincoop, 2003. "Gravity with Gravitas: A Solution to the Border Puzzle," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 93(1), pages 170-192, March.
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