Spotlight On Your State: Nevada
- AB 159 - Bill to require state legislative approval to bind Nevada to the requiremetns of any international trade agreement.
What Fast Track means for states
- Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10 - Urges Congress not to reauthorize the "fast track" approval of international trade agreements
- (05/31/07) - "Nevada Resolution to Reevaluate "Fast Track" Trade Authority is a First Step Towards Fixing Washington's Failed Trade Policies" [Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce Media Release]
International trade agreements can bind state policies to restrictive government procurement rules.
- Nevada is NOT bound by CAFTA's restrictive procurement rules or the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Government Procurement (AGP) - good news for Nevada taxpayers!
- (06/22/05) - USTR Portman's letter to Greg Smith responding to Nevada's refusal to sign on to the government procurement rules in the U.S.-Panama FTA and AFTA
- (03/24/05) - Greg Smith's letter to USTR Portman refusing to sign on to the government procurement rules in the U.S.-Panama FTA and AFTA
- (01/27/05) - USTR Zoellick's letter to Gov. Guinn requesting that he sign the state on to the government procurement rules in the U.S.-Panama FTA and AFTA
- (11/17/03) - Nevada letter to USTR Zoellick declining to bind Nevada to the World Trade Organizations's Agreement on Government Procurement (AGP)
Under the WTO GATS state policies can be bound to international rules on service-sectors