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I need to write two part position paper on Canada and the North American Free Trade Agreement and discuss one side of why I am in favor of regional integration the second side of why I am not in favor of regional integration.

I am having a lot of trouble, so any assistance that you can provide would be extremely helpful. Thank you.

TASK:

Write two responses, one response in favor of regional integration and another against regional integration. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of regional integration and relate the stage of economic development of the economically integrated region to potential business opportunities.

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To help get you started, let's look at both positions that are presented in the literature. I also attached two articles.

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1. I need to write two part position paper on the Canada and the North American Free Trade Agreement and discuss one side of why I am in favor of regional integration the second side of why I am not in favor of regional integration. I am having a lot of trouble, so any assistance that you can provide would be extremely helpful.

In 1994, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) originated, which was between Canada, Mexico and the United States. It was indeed the one of the world's largest free trade regions. Perhaps the most noteworthy and problematic characteristic of the agreement is that Canada and Untied States are developed countries, whereas Mexico is considered a developing country. It could be argued that this fact has resulted in exploiting Mexico in terms of jobs, wages and environmental and health safety. For Canada, there have been mixed reports (see articles attached-Weber presents both sides and research of the debate), whereas Waverman (n.d.) argues that NAFTA is important to Canada on a number of levels.

It seems the NAFTA has some positive effects on Canada ...

Solution Summary

Referring to Canada and the North American Free Trade Agreement, this solution discusses both sides of the argument, those in favor of regional integration and those not in favor of regional integration. It also provides two articles expanding on these arguments. References are provided.

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