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The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed on December 17th, 1992.  It is an agreement between Canada, The United States, and Mexico that is designed to elimate barriers to trade.  NAFTA was entered into full force on January 1, 1994 and was designed to be fully implemented by 2008. 

Some of the objectives of NAFTA are to provide protection of intellectual property, create procedures for the resolution of disputes, and establish mechanisms to further enhance the benefits of the agreement for all parties.

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