NAFTA: A brief history

As NAFTA negotiations get underway, Maclean’s explains the rocky road to the original agreement—and what negotiators are up against as they hammer out a new deal
Signing of Nafta
The North American Free Trade Agreement was initialed in San Antonio 10/7, with President Bush (C) Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari (L) and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (R) in attendance. Chief trade representatives Julie Puche (L) of Mexico, Carla Hills (C) of USA and Michael Wilson (R) of Canada were also there. (Bettmann/Getty Images)