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Fast Track, Fast Shuffle: The Economic Consequences of the Bush Administration’s Proposed Trade Agreement with Mexico

Briefing Paper #19

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The Bush Administration has notified the Congress of its intention to
negotiate a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Mexico and its desire to have the
ratification of such an agreement put on a special legislative “fast track.” The
legislation authorizing a fast-track for trade treaties — originally intended for
GA’ agreements — expires this Spring. Congress must act by June 1 to decide
on a renewal of fast-track authority and whether to allow its use for the
Mexican FTA.


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