Category Archives: NAFTA

  • What is a maquiladora?

    The Maquiladora Industry Q. What is a Maquiladora?   A. Assembly factories that are usually owned by U.S. based multinational corporations (MNCS) to produce and export a variety of household electrical, technological and automotive parts and supplies for export and consumption in the U.S. market and elsewhere.  Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) foreign investing companies may Continue Reading

  • Table on U.S. Trade Agreements (242)

    Name of Trade Agreement Between     Summary of Agreement Benefits Under Agreement Agreement On Global Technical Regulations For Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment And Parts This Agreement establishes a process for the joint development of global technical regulations to ensure the safety, environmental protection, energy efficiency and anti-theft performance of wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts. These global Continue Reading

  • GENDER, GLOBALIZATION AND THE WOMEN OF THE MAQUILADORAS: BEFORE AND AFTER NAFTA

    GENDER, GLOBALIZATION AND THE WOMEN OF THE MAQUILADORAS: BEFORE AND AFTER NAFTA Women, especially poor women, continue to play a significant role in the work of global employment.  American companies have been relocating to Mexico since 1965, and with the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA, cross-border trade has expanded with new factories Continue Reading