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Building a Partnership: The Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement

Edited by Mordechai E. Kreinin

$24.95 CAD / $24.95 USD (S)

216 pages, 12 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

978-1-55238-032-1 (Paperback)

978-1-55238-298-1 (Institutional PDF)

September 2000

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About the Book

The Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement paved the way for the North America Free Trade Agreement. Building a Partnership examines CUSFTA in detail, placing it in a framework for the future with though-provoking analysis.

Building a Partership examines in detail the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement. The work underscores how this pact paved the way for the North American Free Trade Agreement. The work also includes essays written by Canadian and American policymakers, including Derek Burney and James Baker, III; these are augmented by a series of insightful papers and commentary written by scholars and informed observers.

Roger Porter, from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, summarizes and places the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement into a framework for the future, one that includes trade agreements with other countries in the Western Hemisphere. This analysis of Canada’s bilateral trade agreement with the United States is timely and thought-provoking.

About the Editor:

Mordechai E. Kreinin is University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. He is past president of the International Trade and Finance Association and has been a consultant to many institutions, including the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

With Contributions By: Peter McPherson, Roger B. Porter, James A. Baker III, Derek H. Burney, Mordechai E. Kreinin, Richard G. Lipsey, Paul Wonnacott, David B. Schweikhardt, Konrad von Finckenstein, Mustafa Mohataren, William A. Dymond, James Blanchard, Michael Hart, Geza Feketekuty, Sylvia Ostry, Gary Hufbauer, and Barbara Kotschwar 

Table of Contents

A Reunion of Trade Warriors from the Canada–US Trade Negotiations:Remembering How it Happened
Peter McPherson

The Succcessful Quest for a Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement
Roger B. Porter

Part One: The Negotiations

Present at the Creation&#58 The American Side
James A. Baker, III

Present at the Creation: The Canadian Side
Derek H. Burney

The Negotiating Process: A Panel Discussion
Roger B. Porter

Part Two: Economic Issues

The Canada–US Trade Agreement—An Overview
Mordechai E. Kreinin

Economic Consequences of Free Trade: A Canadian Viewpoint
Richard G. Lipsey

The Canadian–US Free Trade Agreement: The Issue of Assured Access
Paul Wonnacott

Part Three: Issues in the Negotiations

Agricultural Issues in the Canada–US Free Trade Agreement
David B. Schweikhardt

Dispute Settlement Under the Free Trade Agreement
Konrad von Finckenstein

Mustafa Mohataren

Cultural Issues
William A. Dymond

Part Four: Canada–US Free Trade and the Future

An Ambassadorial View
James Blanchard

Disarming the "Undefednded Border": Rationale for a Canada–US Customs Union
Michael Hart

Trade in Services
Geza Feketekuty

Regional Dominos and the WTO: Building Blocks or Boomerang?
Sylvia Ostry

The Future of Regional Trading Arrangements in the Western Hemisphere
Gary Hufbauer & Barbara Kotschwar