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Publication Date: March 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Daniella Markheim

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Trade (Export-import trade)

Keywords: Trade and foreign aid; NAFTA; Trade Promotion Authority; free trade

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Congress should renew TPA as it is without adding new conditions that open the door to protectionist policies that undermine America's ability to remain a dynamic and dominant player in the global economy. Current TPA rules support the development and protection of effective labor and other economic policies without forcing unrealistic and detrimental regulations on developing economies.