USMexico Free trade agreement and rules of origin: Application to agricultural and agribusiness products Academic Article uri icon


  • Rules of origin are included in international trade agreements to prevent third countries from illegally benefitting from the rules set out in the agreement. Rules of origin are especially important in the case of the proposed USMexico free trade agreement (FTA) because the US market is attractive to several developing countries that export products similar to those exported from Mexico, particularly Central and South American countries. The rules affecting cotton fiber and other agricultural products need to be carefully designed and enforced if the United States and Mexico are to capture the full benefits of the FTA. 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Copyright 1993 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company

published proceedings

  • Agribusiness

author list (cited authors)

  • Boadu, F. O., & Wise, S. M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Boadu, Fred O||Wise, Steven M

publication date

  • November 1993