After nearly four years, 19 negotiating rounds, and the expansion of the negotiating table to include 12 countries, the United States is in the end-game of one of the most comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement the world has ever seen.
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This coming Sunday, November 17, marks the 20th anniversary of the approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) implementing bill by the House of Representatives. The Senate followed suit three days later, and President Bill Clinton signed it into law on December 8, 1993.
NAFTA is one of the great bipartisan achievements of the 1990s, and its lessons should be celebrated today. NAFTA has propelled an explosion in trade, growth, and jobs while enhancing the competitiveness of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
In summer 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission started a product recall proceeding for the small, spherical magnets sold as Buckyballs. The agency issued its first stop-sale order in 11 years, saying the magnetic toys “pose a substantial risk of injury to the public,” after cases of children and teens misusing the product and injuring themselves arose.
As a result of the CPSC lawsuit, 11 of the 13 manufacturers and importers of the high-powered magnet sets agreed to stop selling the products.
As the State Department prepares to issue its final Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL, labor and union groups from across the country – groups that overwhelmingly supported President Obama in both presidential elections – are rallying to tell him to approve Keystone XL. Why? Because with a stubbornly high unemployment rate, the economy needs the high-paying jobs that Keystone will produce.
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