The political gap was particularly large in terms of views on free trade with Mexico. Contrary to a positive view of free trade with Canada, which 79% of Americans called fair trade partners, only 47% of Americans thought that Mexico practiced fair trade. The gap between Democrats and Republicans has widened: 60% of Democrats thought Mexico was fair trade, while only 28% of Republicans did. That was the highest number of Democrats and the lowest figure ever recorded by Republicans in the Chicago Council survey. Republicans had more negative views on Canada than fair trade partners and Democrats.  Many economists and business representatives generally want to maintain trade relations with Canada and Mexico under NAFTA to improve general relations and economic integration within the region. However, labor groups and some consumer advocates say the deal has led to outsourcing and lower wages, which has had a negative impact on the U.S. economy. Some proponents and critics of NAFTA agree that the three countries may want to look at what the agreement did not do by looking at the future of North American trade and economic relations.
The policy could include updating or “modernizing” provisions to include commitments in recent U.S. trade agreements. Traditionally, Canada was the largest buyer of U.S. exports and a supplier of U.S. imports; However, the actions of both values peaked before the free trade agreement. Canada purchased 23.5% of U.S. exports in 1987 and reached this figure in 2005, but since then it has fallen to 18.3% in 2016. Traditionally, Canada was the largest supplier of U.S. imports and peaked at 20.6% in 1984 (20.6%, but then fell to 12.6% in 2016).
China supplanted Canada in 2007 as the largest supplier of U.S. imports, and Mexico supplanted Canada in 2015. Canada remains the largest trading partner of the United States when services trade is taken into account. Nafta was the first free trade agreement to contain a chapter on intellectual property96 The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS), which came into force a year later, was included in the chapter of the AGREEMENT ON the IPR. This chapter was also preceded by the widespread use of Internet forecasting. Since NAFTA, intellectual property rights provisions in U.S. free trade agreements have evolved in different ways and NAFTA parties may consider expanded provisions. The TPP included, for example, provisions relating to intellectual property rights in the digital environment, additional patent protection for medicines, criminal sanctions for the theft of trade secrets, provisions for customs officers who are automatically authorized to confiscate falsified and illegally manufactured goods, and country requirements, criminal penalties for copyright infringement and infringement in the digital environment. NAFTA was the first time that workers` rights were linked to a free trade agreement. The United States may try to strengthen NAFTA`s provisions for the protection of workers` rights. The TPP and recent U.S.
trade agreements, such as the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, contain stricter provisions in which parties adopt, adopt and must not depart from laws that contain internationally recognized principles to protect workers` rights in a way that affects trade and investment. 99 NAFTA contains only provisions for parties to enforce their own labour laws.