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Posted on 03/28/2006 4:50:03 AM PST by Modok
Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Prosperity Agenda
Promoting Growth, Competitiveness and Quality of Life
To enhance the competitive position of North American industries in the global marketplace and to provide greater economic opportunity for all of our societies, while maintaining high standards of health and safety for our people, the United States, Mexico, and Canada will work together, and in consultation with stakeholders, to:
Regulatory Cooperation to Generate Growth
Lower costs for North American businesses, producers, and consumers and maximize trade in goods and services across our borders by striving to ensure compatibility of regulations and standards and eliminating redundant testing and certification requirements.
Strengthen regulatory cooperation, including at the onset of the regulatory process, to minimize barriers.
Sectoral Collaboration to Facilitate Business
Explore new approaches to enhance the competitiveness of North American industries by promoting greater cooperation in sectors such as autos, steel, and other sectors identified through consultations.
Strengthen North America's energy markets by working together, according to our respective legal frameworks, to increase reliable energy supplies for the region's needs and development, by facilitating investment in energy infrastructure, technology improvements, production and reliable delivery of energy; by enhancing cooperation to identify and utilize best practices, and to streamline and update regulations; and by promoting energy efficiency, conservation, and technologies such as clean coal, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and renewable energy.
Improve the safety and efficiency of North America's transportation system by expanding market access, facilitating multimodal corridors, reducing congestion, and alleviating bottlenecks at the border that inhibit growth and threaten our quality of life (e.g., expand air services agreements, increase airspace capacity, initiate an Aviation Safety Agreement process, pursue smart border information technology initiatives, ensure compatibility of regulations and standards in areas such as statistics, motor carrier and rail safety, and working with responsible jurisdictions, develop mechanisms for enhanced road infrastructure planning, including an inventory of border transportation infrastructure in major corridors and public-private financing instruments for border projects).
Work towards the freer flow of capital and the efficient provision of financial services throughout North America (e.g., facilitate cross-border electronic access to stock exchanges without compromising investor protection, further collaboration on training programs for bank, insurance and securities regulators and supervisors, seek ways to improve convenience and cost of insurance coverage for carriers engaged in cross border commerce).
Stimulate and accelerate cross-border technology trade by preventing unnecessary barriers from being erected (e.g., agree on mutual recognition of technical requirements for telecommunications equipment, tests and certification; adopt a framework of common principles for e-commerce).
Investing in Our People
Work through the Partnership for Prosperity and the Canada-Mexico Partnership to strengthen our cooperation in the development of human capital in North America, including by expanding partnerships in higher education, science, and technology. Reduce the Costs of Trade
Efficient Movement of Goods
Lower the transaction costs of trade in goods by liberalizing the requirements for obtaining duty-free treatment under NAFTA, including through the reduction of "rules of origin" costs on goods traded between our countries. Each country should have in place procedures to allow speedy implementation of rules of origin modifications.
Increase competitiveness by exploring additional supply chain options, such as by rationalizing minor differences in external tariffs, consistent with multilateral negotiation strategies.
Efficient Movement of People
Identify measures to facilitate further the movement of business persons within North America and discuss ways to reduce taxes and other charges residents face when returning from other North American countries. Enhance the Quality of Life
Joint Stewardship of our Environment
Expand cooperative work to improve air quality, including reducing sulphur in fuels, mercury emissions, and marine emissions.
Enhance water quality by working bilaterally, trilaterally and through existing regional bodies such as the International Boundary and Water Commission and the International Joint Commission.
Combat the spread of invasive species in both coastal and fresh waters.
Enhance partnerships and incentives to conserve habitat for migratory species, thereby protecting biodiversity.
Develop complementary strategies for oceans stewardship by emphasizing an ecosystem approach, coordinating and integrating existing marine managed areas, and improving fisheries management.
Creating a Safer and More Reliable Food Supply while Facilitating Agricultural Trade
Pursue common approaches to enhanced food safety and accelerate the identification, management and recovery from foodborne and animal and plant disease hazards, which will also facilitate trade.
Enhance laboratory coordination and information-sharing by conducting targeted bilateral and/or trilateral activities to establish a mechanism to exchange information on laboratory methods and to build confidence regarding each other's testing procedures and results.
Increase cooperation in the development of regulatory policy related to the agricultural biotechnology sectors in Canada, Mexico and the United States, through the work of the North American Biotechnology Initiative (NABI).
Protect Our People from Disease
Enhance public health cross-border coordination in infectious diseases surveillance, prevention and control (e.g., pandemic influenza).
Improve the health of our indigenous people through targeted bilateral and/or trilateral activities, including in health promotion, health education, disease prevention, and research.
Building upon cooperative efforts under the International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use, work towards the identification and adoption of best practices relating to the registration of medicinal products.
Of course they are.
That is the goal. I expect after this, or maybe before the pieces are put in place, we will see the US broken into regions with regional governments which answer directly to the Federal government rather than states which will still exist in name only.
It's Not Xenophobia, It's Xenonausea--It is not Xenophobia. It is Xenonausea. People are sick of having the whole world shoved down their throats at once and being told it tastes like ice cream. They are sick of every street corner and parking lot being filled with criminal aliens waiting to work off the books and outside the laws that are applied so enthusiastically to actual Americans. They are sick of pressing 1 for English. They are sick of being at war with foreign terrorists and simultaneously being economically and demographically bound more tightly to the nations producing these terrorists. They are sick of being told that the world is global or flat or smaller or at their doorstep or all coming for dinner on Tuesday
Dear Mr. Cheney:
It is with interest that I read the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Prosperity Agenda" on the White House website, from the address "http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/03/20050323-1.html".
I have only two things to say in response:
1. "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere"
2. I will never send a penny to the Republican Party again. Get your campaign funds from the illegal alien protestors in Los Angeles, or from Vincente Fox. And pass the word on to Sen. Arlen Specter.
I also have a vanity on this.
Mexicans are hurting because they are ruled by folks who are socialists on the outside, crooks on the inside. Makes me wonder when they wave those mexican flags, is that what they have in mind for this country?
Straight from the CFR article !!!!
I was always under the impression that this theory was discredited by that Columbus guy, but I suppose that any concept is plausible to people who think refashioning the U.S. into a third world nation is a grand idea.
Meeting in Fox's back yard...Cancun if I remember correctly. The sell out continues.
These agreements are the only explanation for why our elected leaders would do what they're doing in spite of the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans clearly disagree with them vociferously.
They are more committed to a globalist agenda than they are in protecting the sovereignty of the United States.
And they are willing to expend any amount of political capital to implement it.
Looks like another effort by the Bush administration to advance a policy of hemispheric agreements that are akin to global socialism.
Wonder no more!
Just listen to this: wehategringos.com>
It is really helpful to have some sound to go along with all the pictures of the demonstrations that the media has been showing us. None of these people are suitable for citizenship!
Caution: the link above is really nasty. It will be really offensive to any America loving patriotic American.
Well, nations are so 20th century... get with the program, nations are going to shrivel away, what's important is the new god, Economic Efficiency.
That is one depressing post.
>"cooperation in the development of human capital in North America"<
-What a crock of new age economic globalist crap.
WE the people, are not: "human capital"...
It is depressing, isn't it? It's the gospel according to the Wall St Journal editorial page: "We need a new Constitutional Amendment- 'There Shall Be Open Borders'". They run it every 4th of July.
It also seems to be the guiding principle of this administration, and very probably of both the major parties.
We the people are now just cogs in the great post-national economic machine. All hail the brave new world.
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