Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Summary: The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed by the governments of Mexico, USA, and Canada during the Clinton administration and went into effect January 1, 1994. NAFTA eliminated barriers to trade such as tariffs, which in theory increases profits for businesses and reduces prices for consumers. 

Date Range: 1991-1994

Online materials: Letters, press releases, newsletters, and pamphlets detailing the perspectives of citizens, corporations, labor and rights organizations, and politicians (both American and foreign) about the passage of NAFTA.

Additional materials:Documents that discuss the projected impact of NAFTA on specific US states, general information about the act itself, and the pros and cons of including Mexico in NAFTA.

 

Title: Memo: Will Free Trade With Mexico Hurt or Help US Labor?

Date: 1991-4-9

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 356, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: SFC Trade Briefing on Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers in NAFTA

Date: 1991-9-13

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 356, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Joan Claybrook and Lori Wallach of Public Citizen

Date: 1993-1-14

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 356, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Commerice Secretary Ron Brown Unveils Report Detailing Auto Industry's Big Gains Under NAFTA

Date: 1991-10-5

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 356, Folder 11, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Nicholas Brady, Secretary of the Treasury from CEOs of Technology Corporations

Date: 1992-2-24

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 356, Folder 15, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Booklet: The North American Free Trade Agreement and What it Means

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 358, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement from Senator Dole

Date: 1993-9-16

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 358, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from religious organizations and churches

Date: 1993-10-6

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 358, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo regarding Increase of Customs Fees and Removal of Passenger Fees

Date: 1993-10-8

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 358, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Talking Points Against the Stevens Amendment

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 358, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Stevens Amendment

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 358, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo: Stevens Amendment on NAFTA

Date: 1993-11-19

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 358, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Newsletter: Mexico Watch

Date: 1993-9

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 360, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Talking Points: NAFTA in Brief

Date: D1993-9-20

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 360, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Fact Sheet: The Negotiating Groups

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Personal/Political Files, 1969-1996, Box 83, Folder 12, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Constituent in opposition to NAFTA

Date: 1995-12-6

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 182, Folder 12, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Constituent opposed to NAFTA

Date: 1995-11-2

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 182, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Fact Sheet: The North American Free Trade Agreement: Benefits for US Agriculture

Date: 1992

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Newsletter: Market Profile- Canada

Date: 1992-7

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Newsletter: Market Profile- Mexico

Date: 1992-7

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Effects of NAFTA on the Wheat Industry

Date: 1992-9

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Effects of NAFTA on the Beef Industry

Date: 1992-9

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Effects of NAFTA on the Sugar Industry

Date: 1992-9

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Information Sheet from National Cotton Council in support of NAFTA

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Information Sheet "It's Time to Take a Stand! A Message from Canada's Dairy Farmers to US Dairy Farmers"

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Dole Increasingly Concerned About Fate of Trade Pact in Congress

Date: 1993-9-10

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Booklet: The NAFTA: Expanding US Exports, Jobs, and Growth: Clinton Administration Statement on NAFTA

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Farm Bureau News: Debunking the Myths About NAFTA

Date: 1993-5-24

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 282, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from Senator Dole to President Bush

Date: 1996-11-12

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 283, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Paul Burke, President of the Kansas State Senate and Kansas Senate Resolution No. 1828

Date: 1996-4-2

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 457, Folder 14, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Pamphlet "North America At The Crossroads"

Date: 1993-10-14

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Association of American Railroads in support of NAFTA

Date: 1993-10-13

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from The Sierra Club Discussing NAFTA's Flaws

Date: 1993-10-15

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from International Dairy Foods Association, pro-NAFTA

Date: 1993-10-18

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Time Warner, pro-NAFTA

Date: 1993-11-5

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Information Sheet: NAFTA Myths and Facts

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, anti-NAFTA

Date: 1993-10-23

Citation:Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Nestle, in favor of NAFTA

Date: 1993-11-8

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Guilford Fabrics, pro-NAFTA

Date: 1993-11-3

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from The Humane Society of the United States

Date: 1993-9-27

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Pamphlet "Say Yes to Jobs, Trade, Agriculture, NAFTA"

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Carnival Corporation, Regarding Payment for NAFTA

Date: 1993-11-10

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Congress from former US Presidents, in favor of NAFTA

Date: 1993-11-16

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 13, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Pamphlet "NAFTA and the Electronics Industry"

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 13, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Kenneth Lay, CEO of Enron, in favor of NAFTA

Date: 1993-12-3

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 13, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Columbian Government, Thanking Dole for Voting in Favor of NAFTA

Date: 1993-11-22

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 357, Folder 13, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Information Sheet "Reasons to Defeat NAFTA"

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 359, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of Mickey Kantor, US Trade Representative

Date: 1993-9-2

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 359, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Pat Buchanan, Against NAFTA

Date: 1993-9-8

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 359, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics, and Allied International Workers, Anti-NAFTA

Date: 1993-11-9

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 359, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Newsletter: NAFTA Watch

Date: 1994-1-19

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 359, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Pamphlet "Proctor and Gamble Support NAFTA"

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 359, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Anti-NAFTA

Date: 1993-10-27

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 359, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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