Issues Navigator

Global Challenges

Strategic Regions

Domestic Debates

Tag cloud

See All Tags

Print | E-Mail Top Press Commentary  

US Congress Vetoes NAFTA Provisions

Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican Ambassador to the US | March 19, 2009

Another obstacle was placed in the way of free trade last week as the US Congress abolished the US-Mexico trucking demonstration system. ++ This is not a new development; in 1995 the US Congress unilaterally vetoed NAFTA’s cross-border trucking agreements and in 2002 demanded that Mexican trucks met an additional 22 safety requirements. ++ As Mexico is a “steadfast supporter of free and fair trade,” the reaction of the Congress draws criticism of going against free trade and adopting protectionism.


Tags: | protectionism | Congress | NAFTA | US |

Commenting has been deactivated in the archive. We appreciate your comments on our more recent articles at


You are in the archive of all articles published on from 2007 to 2012. To read the latest articles from our open think tank and network with community members, please go to our new website