May 10 2007 Bipartisan Trade Agreement

Sixth, the port security agreement provides for an “essential security exception” where a foreign company plans to provide services in the United States. Ports can be cancelled if this plan raises national security concerns. [14] In the 1990s, President Bill Clinton managed to convince only 40 percent of his Co-Democratic Democrats to support the North American Free Trade Agreement and about 60 percent to support a global trade agreement. Since then, many Democrats have been moved by measures to reduce trade barriers. Second, the Environment Agreement requires parties to include a specific list of multilateral environmental agreements, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES); the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer; the Convention on Marine Pollution, the Inter-American Convention on Tropical Tuna (IATTC); the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the International Convention on Whaling (IWC); and the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). [8] Violations of these environmental obligations are imposed “on the same basis as the trade provisions” of free trade agreements, including through trade sanctions. [9] Sander Levin, a Michigan Democrat deeply involved in discussions with the Bush administration, said the deal only paved the way for the Peru and Panama accords. Please join the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of this important bipartisan agreement, to learn directly to participants who participated in the original agreement and other interested parties how NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA) raises serious concerns about patient access to affordable medicines and how the May 2007 agreement could serve as a model for future congressional action. The United States that continues to grow…