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Is the original Canada-U.S. Free-Trade-Agreement Available For Public View?

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posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 11:13 AM
Every time I try to get a copy of the original free trade agreement, I end up getting redirected to the NAFTA agreement.

But, I want a copy of the original Canada-U.S. FTA.

There is a clause in NAFTA that essentially says that nothing in NAFTA will supercede anything in the original FTA, which means, if something in the FTA is different from the NAFTA, what's written in the FTA is law.

There is a conspiracy theory on the web that the original FTA is sealed.

Apparently only two copies are available, one in Ottawa and the other in Washington.

No one is allowed to see the original agreement because of "national security."

Is this true?

There is a story going around the web that the original FTA actually contains the blueprint for the North American Union, and that is why no one is allowed to look at it.

Can someone please post a link that contains the text of the original FTA.


Thanks in advance.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 11:55 AM
If there is a secret sealed free trade agreement, I have never heard of it.

There was the Reciprocity Treaty of 1854 that was cancelled in 1866 because the US did not want to renew it. After that, we moved to GATT(General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) in the late 1940's. After GATT came NAFTA. I believe NAFTA is supposed to supercede GATT in any dispute, so if you know where this clause is located, please share the info so I can check it out. is your resource for all things GATT. Some of the documents won't be there because they are still classified.

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 12:52 PM
If someone could just post the text of the FTA agreement, that would settle the matter.

Specifically, the Canada - U.S. FTA implemented on January 1, 1989.

[edit on 29-1-2007 by r4758]

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 03:38 PM
I found it.

Canada - US Free Trade Agreement (1989)

I learned something new today.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 06:41 PM
That's a good find Duzey.

I recall that the FTA was supposed to be 1500 pages, this is much smaller, nevertheless, this may be legit.


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