NAFTA and the Environment: Seven Years Later Gary Clyde Hufbauer

ISBN: 9780881322996

Published: December 31st 2000

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70 pages


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NAFTA and the Environment: Seven Years Later  by  Gary Clyde Hufbauer

NAFTA and the Environment: Seven Years Later by Gary Clyde Hufbauer
December 31st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 70 pages | ISBN: 9780881322996 | 4.63 Mb

The proposal a decade ago to advance regional integration of the United States, Canada and Mexico by negotiating a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provoked a sharp reaction from the environmental community. US environmental groups argued,MoreThe proposal a decade ago to advance regional integration of the United States, Canada and Mexico by negotiating a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provoked a sharp reaction from the environmental community.

US environmental groups argued, among other things, that increased competition would weaken environmental standards in all three countries and that increased industrial growth in Mexico would further damage its environmental infrastructure. Their demands for safeguards against real or potential abuses posed a serious obstacle to the launch of NAFTA negotiations. A side accord - the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) - helped alleviate some but not all of their concerns, and they have since opposed new trade initiatives.



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