The North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union:
The purpose of this book is to examine trade and investment relations and related economic policies that affect developmental trends in the NAFTA countries (USA, Canada and Mexico) and the EU as a result of the economic integration of these large markets. Following an introductory chapter, the next two chapters review historical trends and the past economic relations of NAFTA and the EU respectively. Chapters 4 and 5 deal with the similarities in economic organisations and related fiscal policies as they affect trade and other financial transactions between NAFTA and the EU. Chapters 6 and 7 examine in more detail trade and monetary and exchange rate policies. Chapters 8 and 9 review the phenomenon of growing joint ventures in NAFTA and the EU and acquisitions across the Atlantic. The final chapter looks at economic relations with other countries, in particular with the countries of Eastern Europe and Latin America. There is room for both extensive co-operation and considerable friction between the two regional trade giants.
Gianaris, Nicholas V.
The North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union
Praeger Publishers, 1998