Why Certain Trade Agreements Are Approved as Congressional-Executive Agreements Rather Than as Treaties

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This report briefly discusses the process used to enact U.S. trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), World Trade Organization agreements, and bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs). In each case these agreements have been approved by majority vote of each house rather than by two-thirds vote of the Senate - that is, they have been treated as congressional-executive agreements rather than as treaties.

Creator(s): Grimmett, Jeanne J.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 13, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Grimmett, Jeanne J.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 13, 2012
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This report briefly discusses the process used to enact U.S. trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), World Trade Organization agreements, and bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs). In each case these agreements have been approved by majority vote of each house rather than by two-thirds vote of the Senate - that is, they have been treated as congressional-executive agreements rather than as treaties.

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10 pages.

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