The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); in Spanish: Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte, TLCAN; The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico and the United States, which created a trilateral trading bloc in North America. The agreement entered into force on January 1, 1994 and replaced the 1988 United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.  The NAFTA trading bloc was one of the largest trading blocs in the world in terms of gross domestic product. Final negotiations concluded on September 30, 2018 and reached the deadline set by President Trump on September 30. He had to notify Congress 90 days before the agreement was signed. He wanted this to happen before the new Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the 1st He took office on December 1, 2018. The kick-off of a North American free trade area began with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who made the idea part of his 1980 presidential campaign. After the signing of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in 1988, the governments of U.S. President George H. W. Bush, Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney agreed to negotiate NAFTA.
Both submitted the agreement for ratification in their respective capitals in December 1992, but NAFTA met with considerable opposition in both the United States and Canada. The three countries ratified NAFTA in 1993 after the addition of two ancillary agreements, the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation (NAALC) and the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC). The new agreement was a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The goal of NAFTA was to make North America more competitive in the global marketplace. NAFTA was the largest free trade agreement in the world. During her election campaign, Hillary Clinton felt the deal was flawed. Clinton and Obama promised to change it. The USMCA agreement, sometimes commonly referred to as NAFTA 2.0, contains: Clinton signed it on December 8, 1993; the Agreement entered into force on 1 January 1994.   At the signing ceremony, Clinton honored four people for their efforts to reach the historic trade deal: Vice President Al Gore, Council of Economic Advisers Chair Laura Tyson, National Economic Council Director Robert Rubin, and Republican Congressman David Dreier.
 Clinton also stated that “NAFTA is synonymous with jobs. American jobs and well-paying American jobs.