Negotiating NAFTA: A Mexican Envoy's Account

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In his foreword to the book, Sidney Weintraub argues that the negotiations leading to the creation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may be the most important between the United States and Mexico since the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago. This book examines those negotiations from the vantage point of one of the key Mexican officials, Hermann von Bertrab. As an insider, but as someone on the other side of the discussions, he provides a perspective rarely offered of contemporary American foreign and economic policymaking.
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Provides insights into the complexities of the negotiation, the interests that had to be mollified in each of the countries, and the compromises that were required to reach the final text. There are brief descriptions of many of the key personalities who were involved in the NAFTA process, as well as the author's commentary on legal and Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275959357
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/25/1997
  • Series: Washington Papers Series , #173
  • Pages: 196
  • Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

HERMANN von BERTRAB joined the Mexican government to assist in the NAFTA process.

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Table of Contents

1 The Fast Track 1
2 The Negotiations 36
3 The Political Stage and Side Agreements 73
4 The Ratification 98
Epilogue 145
Appendix Key Points in the NAFTA Negotiations 155
Index 165
About the Author 175
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