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Making free trade work : the Canada-U.S. agreement
Morici, Peter.
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New York : Council on Foreign Relations Press, [1990]

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xiv, 182 pages ; 23 cm
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"Council on Foreign Relations books."
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BUSINESS KF6668 .V321988 M35 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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While the signing of the trade liberalization treaty between the US and Canada marked the end of prolonged negotiations, it also was the beginning of the more difficult task of making the treaty work. Towards that end, the Council on Foreign Relations' International Trade Project has devoted considerable resources to delineating the full longer-term implications of the treaty. This well-organized and informative collection is the tangible proof of that work. The seven essays (including three by editor Morici) display a remarkably consistent level of excellence. Separate essays detail the terms of the agreement; the methods and structures put in place to administer it; the safeguards and adjustments that will be required by both sides; the thorny, if not impossible, problem of reconciling different national approaches to support, particularly for agriculture; a thoughtful, almost prophetic piece on the impact of the agreement on Mexico; the implications of extending the bilateral approach to other areas of US trade policy; and some thoughtful conclusions about living with the trade agreement. Extensive and helpful chapter notes; very comprehensive index. A worthwhile contribution to the body of work on the application of trade policy to real-problem resolution. A must addition to any collection dealing with US-Canada relations. -D. E. Bond, formerly Universite de Quebec