This morning Ambassador Ron Kirk opened the 2009 meeting of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Free Trade Commission.
During the meeting, Ambassador Kirk, Canada's Trade Minister Stockwell Day and Mexico 's Secretary of the Economy Gerardo Ruiz Mateos discussed ways to ensure that the benefits of our trilateral trade and economic relationship are widely shared and sustainable.
NAFTA entered into force in 1994. Since then trade among the NAFTA countries has more than tripled from $297 billion to $941 billion. Each day the NAFTA countries conduct nearly $2.6 billion in trilateral trade.