The Origins of NAFTA: From Conception to Creation

This is a panel discussion that took place at a 12/9/13 Conference on NAFTA (sponsored by Hoover Institution)

Published on Apr 15, 2014
Michael Wilson, Carla Hills, and Jaime Serra-Puche, the three trade negotiators, give first-hand accounts of the creation of NAFTA and the political debate surrounding its passage and implementation.

View HERE.

11/21/13 Hoover Institution press release (posted by Reuters) that lists names/background of participants, click here.


NAFTA Origins: The Architects Of Free Trade Really Did Want A Corporate World Government By Matt Stoller, February 25th, 2014, HERE.

Hearing before the subcommittee on international economic policy, export and trade promotion of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, April 20, 2004. Click here.


Charlotte Iserbyt notes:

The excerpted material from Niwa’s excellent research, which includes questionable research from Matt Stoler, indicates Reagan and Johnson not supportive of NAFTA concept.

Please read from 3D, page 303, Heritage Foundation 1993 Report, which indicates Reagan prior to being elected, supported and refined Richard Allen’s NAFTA draft:

THE 1993 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF WASHINGTON, D.C., dedicated to their twentieth year celebration, revealed the following:

The idea of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) originated with Heritage Fellow Richard Allen and has long been advocated by Heritage policy analysts…. The idea of creating a North American free trade zone from the Yukon to the Yucatan was first proposed by Heritage Distinguished Fellow Richard Allen in the late 1970s, refined by then Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, and further developed in a major 1986 Heritage Foundation study. (p. 4)
[Ed. Note: The Free Trade Agreement got the ball rolling for the development of skills standards by the newly formed National Skills Standards Board, endorsed by the U.S. Labor Department Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) study originated under Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole, and eventually led to the School-to-Work Opportunities Act and the dumbing down of American education curriculum for workforce training. With all of this emphasis on “standards” it should be pointed out that NAFTA allows exchanges of all categories of professionals, with those coming from Mexico and Canada having met their own countries’ standards, not necessarily equal to those required in the United States. If this process evolves the way most of these exchange processes have in the past, that disparity will be addressed in one of two ways—by changing U.S. standards to match foreign standards, or by altering both NAFTA nations’ standards to align with international standards like ISO 9000 or ISO 1400 monitored by UNESCO. This should be of concern to professional organizations in the United States.]

Additional notes re neoconservative involvement in globalist agenda:

(1) Hoover Institute has been deeply involved in not only NAFTA, but promotion of Direct Instruction (B.F. Skinner) AFTER the late distinguished historian, Antony Sutton, delivered on his contract with Hoover Institute to research and write his many books on U.S. aid to the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

(2) Hillsdale College moved left after the President of Hillsdale, George Roche, longtime eloquent spokesman against tax-funded school choice, was involved in incident related to his daughter-in-law (never entirely proved). Hillsdale now has a tax-supported charter school. Roche must be rolling over in his grave.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt 
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education 

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