Fast-Track Renewal Could Lead to Tougher Demands on the Poor

Bhagwati, Jagdish N.; Deardorff, Alan V.; Krishna, Pravin; Panagariya, Arvind

It seems increasingly probable that the renewal of fast-track authority for President George W. Bush, if granted by the Congress, will lead to the US demanding tougher preconditions for future trade liberalisation from poor countries than are already in the trade promotion authority enacted in 2002.


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August 26, 2009