Excel, IF statement with AND, OR - Two Columns. Nine Combinations

We need to identify NAFTA shipments, with a formula inserted into a spreadsheet.
I have tried a number of IF statements with OR and AND, but I cannot get it to work.

We have:

3 countries = 9 combinations

Column A = Origin Country
Column B = Destination Country

What we are trying to do:

If the value in A1 = USA, MEX, or CAN
and the value in B1 = USA, MEX, or CAN, then C1 returns "NAFTA".


IF(OR(A1="USA",A1="MEX",A1=CAN")

AND

IF(OR(B1="USA",B1="MEX",B1="CAN")

then, "NAFTA"

otherwise, "" )

Any advise that you can provide is appreciated.

Tosagua
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als315Commented:
=IF(AND(OR(A1="MEX",A1 = "CAN",A1="USA"),OR(B1="MEX",B1 = "CAN",B1="USA")),"NAFTA","")
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TosaguaAuthor Commented:
als315,

I see now, how this should work, but it doesn't.
It always returns "FALSE", regardless of the combination.
 See attached.

Tosagua
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coogsircCommented:
I created a range called "nft" with the 3 country codes and plugged this formula into C1.
=IF(AND(MATCH(A1,nft,0),MATCH(B1,nft,0)),"nafta")

If a1 or b1 isn't in the list c1 returns #N/A.
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byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
If both countries are the same, I assume the answer should not be NAFTA. If so, then you might consider a formula like:
=IF((A2<>B2)*(SUMPRODUCT(--(A2:B2={"USA";"MEX";"CAN"}))=2),"NAFTA","")

Brad
NAFTA-Q27646241.xlsx
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als315Commented:
An example with equation from my comment
NAFTA.xls
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TosaguaAuthor Commented:
Another learning experience.

I appreciate everyone's help, however 'byundt' saved me from making a simple mistake (USA to USA is not NAFTA).

Part of the difficuly was that the cells were formatted as text, and when the format was changed to general, there was srtill no change.

Fortunately, I found this comment on EE,

"by: bouscal Posted on 2010-12-13 at 09:34:43ID: 34336238 Rank: Master
 
After you change the formatting to General from Text you may also need to select the cell, hit F2 to activate it then Enter for it to calculate.  Excel doesn't always like to apply formatting.

Thank you for all of your assistance.

Tosagua
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