North American Free Trade Agreement Part 1

The committee heard testimony on how food production would be affected by the adoption of a North American Free Trade Agreement, creating… read more

The committee heard testimony on how food production would be affected by the adoption of a North American Free Trade Agreement, creating an open free trading zone in all North America. President Bush supports the U.S. participation in such an agreement, and has announced that negotiations with Canada and Mexico will take place later in the year unless Congress fails to approve fast-track authority for trade legislation. Fast-track trade authority would limit the amount of time Congress has to approve the legislation and would prohibit Congress from attaching amendments to the applicable bills. Sen. Gramm warned the failure of the U.S. Congress to approve fast-track trade authority legislation might lead to the failure of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, which could lead to a rise in protectionist trade practices around the world against American agriculture. This would result in either a planned economy in America or “Draconian” cuts in the agriculture industry. close

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North American Free Trade Agreement Part 1

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Program ID:
17697-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 24, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 27, 1991

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  • Apr 24, 1991 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 24, 1991 | 10:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 27, 1991 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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