Spotlight On Your State: Vermont
Vermont Commission on International Trade and State Sovereignty: First convened in 2006, the commission has reviewed the impact of trade on Vermont's agriculture, health care, environment and more.
- 2008 NCSL Resolution sponsored by Commission Co-Chair, Sen. Lyons - China's Challenge to State Law-Making Authority
What Fast Track means for states
International trade agreements can bind state policies to restrictive government procurement rules.
- Vermont governors have committed the state to be bound to the following trade agreements' restrictive government procurement provisions:
- World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (for a list of the 38 countries party to the WTO AGP, click here)
- U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
- U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement
- U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement
- U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
- Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
- (03/26/04) - Letter from Sen. Welch to Secretary of Administration Smith concerning CAFTA
- (10/30/03) - Gov. Douglas's letter to USTR Zoellick signing onto CAFTA's restrictive procurement rules
- (06/02/05) - "Dems want state out of trade deal," [Times Argus]
Under the WTO GATS state policies can be bound to international rules on service-sectors