Although the agreement existed decades later, it was no longer at the forefront of Canadian politics.  It was replaced in 1994 by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Jean Chrétien`s Liberals were elected in the 1993 election, in part with a promise to renegotiate important parts of NAFTA`s work and environment. In fact, an agreement was reached with Bill Clinton`s Democrats, who created separate secondary agreements to address both concerns. The agreement has failed to liberalize trade in some areas, particularly the ongoing dispute over coniferous timber. Issues such as trade in minerals, freshwater and conifer wood remain controversial. The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) (CUSFTA) was a Canada-U.S. trade agreement, a trade agreement between Canada and the United States of America, a trade agreement concluded by negotiators for Canada and the United States on October 4, 1987 and signed by the heads of state and government of both countries on January 2.
, 1988. The agreement gradually removed a wide range of trade restrictions over a ten-year period and resulted in a significant increase in cross-border trade as an improvement over the last replaced trade agreement.  With Mexico`s accession in 1994, the free trade agreement was replaced by the French-language North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN).  From 1935 to 1980, the two nations concluded a series of bilateral trade agreements that sharply reduced tariffs in both countries.  The most important of these agreements was the 1960s automotive trade agreement (also known as the auto pact).   The agreement between the United States of America and Mexico and Canada (USMCA) is a trade agreement between these parties. The USMCA replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The CUSMA results, signed on the sidelines of the G20 of Heads of State and Government in Buenos Aires in November 2018, preserve key elements of long-term trade relations and contain new and updated provisions to address 21st century trade issues and foster opportunities for the nearly half a billion people who call North America at home.