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North American Free Trade Agreement

General information
Local nameNorth American Free Trade Agreement
NameNorth American Free Trade Agreement
Administrative centerMexico City, Ottawa, and Washington, D.C.
FormationMay 22, 1996|established_event2=
Total Area8410792 sq mi (21783951.3 km2) (1st)
Water %7.4
Population Est.457284932 (3rd)
Density (pop.)21/km2 (195th) (54.3/sq mi)
GDP PPP$17,153,462 trillion (2008 (IMF)) (n/a)
GDP (PPP) per capita$35,491 (n/a)
GDP (nominal)$16,792 trillion (2008 (IMF)) (n/a)
GDP (nominal) per capita$35,564 (18th)
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The North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994. It superseded the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Canada. In terms of combined purchasing power parity GDP of its members, the trade bloc is the largest in the world and second largest by nominal GDP comparison.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has two supplements, the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) and the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC).

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