Congressional Briefing on North American Free Trade Agreement Reveals Increased Border and Bilateral Enforcement of Environmental Matters

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Friday, March 1, 1991
Author: 
Dena Strauss and Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
7
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
On March 21, 1991, a Congressional briefing on the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) revealed significant new developments in the enforcement of bilateral and especially border environmental matters. Many of the enforcement activities pre-dated the NAFTA discussions. It appears that, in the wake of preparations for NAFTA negotitaitons and in the context of opposition from environmental groups, the enforcement cooperation has accelerated.