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US Congress Vetoes NAFTA Provisions

Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican Ambassador to the US | March 19, 2009

Another obstacle was placed in the way of free trade last week as the US Congress abolished the US-Mexico trucking demonstration system. ++ This is not a new development; in 1995 the US Congress unilaterally vetoed NAFTA’s cross-border trucking agreements and in 2002 demanded that Mexican trucks met an additional 22 safety requirements. ++ As Mexico is a “steadfast supporter of free and fair trade,” the reaction of the Congress draws criticism of going against free trade and adopting protectionism.

 

 
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