NAFTA and Free Trade in the Americas in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Haughwout Folsom

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277466

Category: Law

Page: 546

View: 1237

This Nutshell provides a quick reference for students and practitioners on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Mercado Comun del Sur (MERCOSUR), and numerous other free trade agreements in the Americas. No lawyer or business operating in the Americas can escape their significance. They represent the future, a blending of national legal and business cultures and traditions. This book addresses the interests not only of North, South and Central Americans, but also persons located outside the region who worry about the externalities of free trade in the Americas. NAFTA treaties are appended.

NAFTA Free Trade and Foreign Investment in the Americas in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Haughwout Folsom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314290267

Category: Law

Page: 572

View: 5253

This Nutshell provides a quick reference for students and practitioners on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Mercado Comun del Sur (MERCOSUR), and numerous other free trade agreements in the Americas. No lawyer or business operating in the Americas can escape their significance. They represent the future, a blending of national legal and business cultures and traditions. This book addresses the interests not only of North, South and Central Americans, but also persons located outside the region who worry about the externalities of free trade in the Americas. NAFTA treaties are appended.

International and Foreign Legal Research

A Coursebook. Second edition

Author: Marci Hoffman,Mary Rumsey

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004204814

Category: Law

Page: 412

View: 5794

International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, second edition by Hoffman and Rumsey, now in a second edition, is designed for classes in foreign and international legal research. Topics covered in the book range from treaty research to chapters on particular subjects of international law. Coverage also includes chapters on researching foreign and comparative law as well as major international organizations, including the UN and the EU.

The Modern World

Civilizations of Africa, Civilizations of Europe, Civilizations of the Americas, Civilizations of the Middle East and Southwest Asia, Civilizations of Asia and the Pacific

Author: Sarolta Takacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131745572X

Category: History

Page: 805

View: 7326

Designed to meet the curriculum needs for students from grades 7 to 12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores world history from approximately 5000 C.E. to the present. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the modern world.Each volume includes articles on history, government, and warfare; the development of ideas and the growth of art and architecture; religion and philosophy; music; science and technology; and daily life in the civilizations covered. Boxed features include "Turning Point," "Great Lives," "Into the Twenty-First Century," and "Modern Weapons". Maps, timelines, and illustrations illuminate the text, and a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index in each volume round out the set.

Understanding NAFTA

Mexico, Free Trade, and the New North America

Author: William A. Orme

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292760462

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 4465

"Very readable book written during height of NAFTA debate. Remains a valuable resource for discussing impact of the trade agreement in Mexico and US"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

NAFTA in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Haughwout Folsom

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314239723

Category: Law

Page: 521

View: 5394

This text represents a thorough coverage of NAFTA, both prior to its enactment & later interpretation, in a concise Nutshell format. It explores the effect NAFTA has on goods & services, investments, intellectual property, the environment, & labor, among other things. It is an excellent introduction into the first big step in North American integration.

Intimate Ties, Bitter Struggles

The United States and Latin America Since 1945

Author: Alan L. McPherson

Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781574888768

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 3312

Provides a concise and highly readable introduction to U.S.-Latin American relations

NAFTA at 20

The North American Free Trade Agreement's Achievements and Challenges

Author: Michael J. Boskin

Publisher: Hoover Institution Press

ISBN: 0817918167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 7659

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was bold and controversial from the start. When first conceived, it was far from obvious that it would be possible given the circumstances of the times. Drawing from a December 2013 Hoover Institution conference on "NAFTA at 20," this book brings together distinguished academics who have studied the effects of NAFTA with high-level policy makers to present a comprehensive view of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It looks at the conception, creation, outcomes so far, and the future of NAFTA from the perspective of economists, historians, and the aforementioned policy makers in the words of those who actually participated in the negotiations and research. In the context of the fundamental economic and political transformation of North America, they discuss the trade, real wage, and welfare gains that NAFTA has produced for the United States, Mexico, and Canada, along with a review of the major energy markets within and among the three countries. They include lessons from NAFTA for the future, both for NAFTA itself and for other trade agreements, and stress the importance of political leadership and providing information on the benefits of trade liberalization to voters and potentially ill-informed politicians who hear most loudly from the opponents.

Free Trade for the Americas?

The United States' Push for the FTAA Agreement

Author: Marianne Wiesebron,Paolo Vizentini

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2817

International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Folsom,Michael Gordon,Michael Van Alstine

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634599108

Category: Commercial treaties

Page: 437

View: 4844

This Nutshell examines the legal rules governing international trade and economic relations. After initial chapters on the legal and practical environment for trade enterprises, it analyzes the principal institutions and rules governing international trade. Special attention is paid to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, regulation of imports (including tariff rates, customs classification and valuation, and rules of origin), and trade remedy responses to import competition. Export controls, foreign corrupt practices, preferential trade agreements, and the trade law of the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement are also examined. U.S. law coverage is emphasized.

The Betrayal of the American Dream

Author: Donald L. Barlett,James B. Steele

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1586489704

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9296

A New York Times bestseller America’s unique prosperity is based on its creation of a middle class. In the twentieth century, that middle class provided the workforce, the educated skills, and the demand that gave life to the world’s greatest consumer economy. It was innovative and dynamic; it eclipsed old imperial systems and colonial archetypes. It gave rise to a dream: that if you worked hard and followed the rules you would prosper in America, and your children would enjoy a better life than yours. The American dream was the lure to gifted immigrants and the birthright opportunity for every American citizen. It is as important a part of the history of the country as the passing of the Bill of Rights, the outcome of the battle of Gettysburg, or the space program. Incredibly, however, for more than thirty years, government and big business in America have conspired to roll back the American dream. What was once accessible to a wide swath of the population is increasingly open only to a privileged few. The story of how the American middle class has been systematically impoverished and its prospects thwarted in favor of a new ruling elite is at the heart of this extraordinarily timely and revealing book, whose devastating findings from two of the finest investigative reporters in the country will leave you astonished and angry.

Reevaluating NAFTA

Theory and Practice

Author: I. Hussain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137297174

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 4693

Depicting NAFTA to be but a stepping stone rather than final product of regional economic integrative efforts, a chapter-specific 15-year assessment conveys the upsides and downsides of North America's Camelot moment.

The Americas in Transition

The Contours of Regionalism

Author: Gordon Mace,Louis Bélanger

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555877170

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

View: 4087

Offering an assessment of the state of regionalism in the Americas, this text asks the question: do the FTA, Mercosur, the Enterprise for Americas Initiative, NAFTA, and the Summit of the Americas constitute building blocs in the construction of a regional system?

The American economy

a historical encyclopedia

Author: Cynthia Clark Northrup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781576078662

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 1974

ISLA

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

View: 762

Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.