Facing Defeat, Clinton Delays Fast-Track Until Next Year

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41
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10 November 1997
10 November 1997
President Clinton Monday announced his administration was pulling the so-called Fast-Track legislation from consideration by Congress in the 1997 session. As the legislation made its way to the House floor, the President could not sway his fellow Democrats to support his proposal for negotiating...
10 November 1997
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) last month agreed to begin meeting with trade ministers to enhance environmental protection in North America. The CEC was born out of a side agreement under NAFTA: Canada, the U.S. and Mexico approved the North American Agreement for Environmental...
10 November 1997
Central American countries and the Dominican Republic last week held a three day summit focusing on forging a free trade agreement. Leaders from Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize and the Dominican Republic met to discuss cooperation in tourism efforts, fighting...
10 November 1997
Last week in Libreville, Gabon, leaders from the 71 African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) developing countries met for their first ever summit. With talks for the Lome V EU-ACP trade convention set to begin in September 1998, some ACP leaders last week worried that the EU might take a divide-and-...
10 November 1997
The European Union last week presented its appeal case to the WTO Appellate Body, looking to reverse the WTO's August ruling against the EU ban on hormone-treated beef imports from the U.S. and Canada. The WTO found the eight-year EU ban to be in violation of international trading rules. The EU...
10 November 1997
Leaders from the so-called Group of 15 (G-15) developing countries last week met at a summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where curbing the current currency crises was the main focus of discussion. Leaders from the G- 15's Latin American, African, Asian and Caribbean nations called on the...
10 November 1997
UNCTAD TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD COMMISSION ON TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES, AND COMMODITIES, Second Session. Geneva, 17 - 21 November 1997. The session will open at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, at 10 a.m. on Monday, 17 November 1997. As mandated by UNCTAD IX, the Commission will deal with...