Third, the increased growth of NAFTA has created jobs. According to a 2010 report, U.S. free trade agreements — most of which came from NAFTA — directly supported 5.4 million jobs, while trade with these countries supported 17.7 million. NAFTA has six main advantages. According to a 2017 Congressional Research Service report, the law has more than tripled trade between Canada, Mexico and the United States since its passage. The agreement reduced and eliminated tariffs. One of the arguments often made in favour of free trade in general and NAFTA in particular is that it strengthens diplomatic relations between countries. In other words, economically linked countries are less likely, according to theory, to experience diplomatic or military conflicts. .
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