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The United States’ Free Trade Agreements with Chile and Singapore
Global Business and Economics Review (2004)
  • Robert C. Shelburne, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Abstract
This paper examines the U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Chile and Singapore. The structures of the agreements are explained, the existing economic conditions of the countries are examined, the bilateral trade pattern between these nations and the United States is provided, a summary of the major existing trade barriers facing each country is detailed, and the likely economic and employment impacts are explored. These agreements not only liberalise trade, but also open service sectors, strengthen intellectual properly and foreign investment protections, liberalise immigration, and introduce labour and environmental standards. These agreements are compared to the earlier FTA with Jordan and the NAFTA with Mexico.
Keywords
  • Free Trade Agreement,
  • Chile,
  • Singapore
Disciplines
Publication Date
December, 2004
Citation Information
Robert C. Shelburne. "The United States’ Free Trade Agreements with Chile and Singapore" Global Business and Economics Review Vol. 6 Iss. 2 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_shelburne/4/