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Mexican farmers protest agricultural provisions of NAFTA treaty, 2008

Time period
1 January, 2008 to 2 February, 2008
Economic Justice
Total points
4 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Rosanna Kim, 9/12/2012

On 1 January 2008, Mexico repealed all tariffs on corn, beans, milk, and sugar imported from north of the border as part of a 14-year phase out provision agreed to under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexican farmers quickly mobilized to voice their opposition, and tried to pressure the government to renegotiate the agricultural provisions of NAFTA, a free trade agreement passed in 1994 that removed most trade barriers between Mexico, Canada, and the United States.