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  • Backgrounder posted June 18, 2001 by Dana Robert Dillon, Denise H. Froning, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Time to Strengthen U.S.-Australian Relations in Trade and Defense

    President George Bush recently announced that he will meet with Prime Minister John Howard of Australia on September 10 in Washington to discuss trade, regional security, and the future of U.S.-Australian relations.1 Australia is one of America's most durable and dependable allies and an important trading partner.2 Indeed, Americans and Australians have fought side…

  • Economic Freedom Project Report posted October 24, 2000 by Denise H. Froning, Edited by Ana I. Eiras Los Beneficios del Libre Comercio: Guía para los Hacedoresde Políticas Públicas

    El comercio internacional es el marco dentro del cual se encuadra la prosperidad de Norteamérica. Las políticas de libre comercio han creado un nivel de competencia dentro del mercado abierto actual que origina una constante innovación y da lugar a productos de calidad superior, empleos mejor remunerados, nuevos mercados y mayor volumen de ahorro e inversión.…

  • Economic Freedom Project Report posted October 24, 2000 by Denise H. Froning, Edited by Ana I. Eiras Los Beneficios del Libre Comercio: Guía para los Hacedoresde Políticas Públicas

    RESUMEN EJECUTIVO El comercio internacional impulsa la prosperidad. En muchas partes del mundo, las políticas de libre comercio han creado un nivel de competencia dentro del mercado abierto actual que origina una constante innovación y da lugar a productos de calidad superior, empleos mejor remunerados, nuevos mercados y mayor volumen de ahorro e inversión. Los…

  • Backgrounder posted August 25, 2000 by Denise H. Froning The Benefits of Free Trade: A Guide For Policymakers

    International trade is the framework upon which American prosperity rests. Free trade policies have created a level of competition in today's open market that engenders continual innovation and leads to better products, better-paying jobs, new markets, and increased savings and investment. Free trade enables more goods and services to reach American consumers…

  • Backgrounder posted April 13, 2000 by Denise H. Froning, Aaron Schavey Breaking up a Triple Play on Poor Countries: Changing U.S. Policy in Trade, Aid and Debt Relief

    Current U.S. policy toward poor countries is inherently inconsistent, granting largesse with one hand while preventing opportunity with the other. The world's poorest countries struggle under restrictive U.S. quotas and high tariff rates that limit the ability of their producers to sell goods in the United States, the world's largest single market. This constraint…

  • Executive Memorandum posted December 10, 1999 by Denise H. Froning An Absence of Leadership: Clinton and the WTO

    "Developing nations stand absurdly accused, by new and old protectionists alike, of taking advantage of the doubtful benefit of being poor."--Luiz Lampreia, Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, December 1999 The Seattle ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ended late December 5 with nothing more to show for its efforts than several…

  • Executive Memorandum posted November 19, 1999 by Denise H. Froning U.S. Priorities at WTO Meeting in Seattle: Lower...

    When the World Trade Organization (WTO) meets in Seattle on November 30th, a cacophony of competing interests is expected to disrupt its agenda. At this Ministerial meeting of its 134 member nations, the WTO intends to launch a new round of multilateral trade negotiations to address trade liberalization in market sectors ranging from agriculture and services to…

  • Backgrounder posted June 29, 1999 by Brett D. Schaefer, Denise H. Froning How Congress Should Relieve Poor-Country Debt

    Over the past several years, policymakers have come to realize that many of the world's poorest countries cannot finance the debt that they owe to other countries, multilateral lending institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and private creditors. For many of these countries, this external debt is over two times their gross…

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