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Procurement:  On December 12, 2003, Gov. Ehrlich bound Maryland to CAFTA's restrictive procurement rules. However, on April 11, 2005, the Maryland General Assembly enacted legislation over the Governor's veto that revoked the approvals given by Maryland governors to bind the state to the procurement rules of existing and future trade agreements (such as CAFTA and the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement). It also required that any future requests to bind the state must be approved by the legislature.

However, Maryland is STILL bound to all of the following trade agreements’ restrictive government procurement provisions:

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