January 16, 2002: CAFTA Fact Sheet

The White House published the following fact sheet related to the United States-Central America Free Trade Agreement on January 16, 2002. Today I announce that the United States will explore a free trade agreement with the countries of Central America. My Administration will work closely with Congress towards this goal. Our purpose is to strengthen … Continue reading January 16, 2002: CAFTA Fact Sheet

April 16, 2001: Remarks by the President in Photo Opportunity with President Lagos of Chile

President George W. Bush delivered the following remarks during a meeting with Chilean President Ricardo Lagos on April 16, 2001, in Washington, DC. Bush took questions related to potential free trade agreements and military equipment sales. PRESIDENT BUSH: I'm very honored to welcome the President of Chile here to the Oval Office. Chile is a … Continue reading April 16, 2001: Remarks by the President in Photo Opportunity with President Lagos of Chile

South Korea, Guatemala Fail to Reach Agreement on Free Trade

A free trade agreement between South Korea and Central America appears to have hit a snag. Earlier this month, the Guatemalan Ministry of Economy postponed bilateral talks between his country and South Korea over concerns from the Guatemalan business sector. This is not the first time that negotiations between Guatemala and South Korea have had … Continue reading South Korea, Guatemala Fail to Reach Agreement on Free Trade

Future of Arizona-Mexico Trade in Limbo

After Trump's inauguration on Friday, there is no doubt where he stands on trade: "Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our … Continue reading Future of Arizona-Mexico Trade in Limbo

After the Trans-Pacific Partnership: the rise of bilateral free trade agreements

President Trump made it official earlier this week; the TPP is dead. Article 30.5 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership requires ratification from "at least six of the original signatories, which together account for at least 85 per cent of the combined gross domestic product of the original signatories in 2013." This provision gives the United States and Japan … Continue reading After the Trans-Pacific Partnership: the rise of bilateral free trade agreements