Section 502 Small Business Report on the Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)



Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration

In early 2016, Congress passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), establishing new requirements for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy to facilitate greater consideration of small business issues during negotiations on trade agreements…
Trade with Mexico and Canada is particularly important because these two countries are the top two export destinations for U.S. SME goods. In 2016 (latest data available), 82,000 U.S. small and medium-sized businesses exported $51.2 billion in goods to Canada, and 53,000 U.S. small and medium sized business exported $76.2 billion in goods to Mexico.
This report contains information on the small business views of NAFTA, which were gathered while the negotiations for the trade agreement were in progress.

To view the original report, click here.

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