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Buy American Act
The Buy American Act
Buy American Act
("BAA", originally 41 U.S.C. §§ 10a–10d, now 41 U.S.C. §§ 8301–8305) passed in 1933 by Congress and signed by President Hoover on his last full day in office (March 3, 1933),[1] required the United States government
United States government
to prefer U.S.-made products in its purchases. Other pieces of federal legislation extend similar requirements to third-party purchases that utilize federal funds, such as highway and transit programs. The Buy American Act
Buy American Act
is not to be confused with the very similarly named "Buy America Act" that came into effect in 1983
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95Canada Flag Coat of arms Motto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin)"From Sea to Sea"Anthem: "O Canada" Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"[1]CapitalOttawa45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest cityTorontoOfficial languagesEnglishFrenchEthnic groups (2016)[2] List of ethnicities 74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian Religion (2011)[3] List of religions 67.2% Christianity
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Department Of Foreign Affairs And International Trade
Department responsible forForeign Relations International Trade Consular Services International Development Humanitarian AssistanceJurisdiction CanadaMinisters responsibleMinister of Foreign Affairs: Chrystia Freeland Minister of International Trade: Francois-Philippe Champagne Minister of International Development: Marie-Claude BibeauWebsite www.international.gc.caHeadquarters: Lester B. Pearson
Lester B. Pearson
Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, OntarioGlobal Affairs Canada
Canada
(GAC; French: Affaires mondiales Canada, or AMC) is the department in the Government of Canada
Government of Canada
that manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, to encourage the country's international trade, and to lead Canada's international development and humanitarian assistance
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Agreement On Government Procurement
The Agreement on Government Procurement
Agreement on Government Procurement
(GPA) is a plurilateral agreement under the auspices of the World Trade Organization
World Trade Organization
(WTO) that entered into force in 1981. It was then renegotiated in parallel with the Uruguay Round in 1994, and entered into force on 1 January 1996. The agreement was subsequently revised on 30 March 2012. The revised GPA came into effect on 6 July 2014
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World Trade Organization
The World Trade
Trade
Organization (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade. The WTO officially commenced on 1 January 1995 under the Marrakesh
Marrakesh
Agreement, signed by 123 nations on 15 April 1994, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Trade
(GATT), which commenced in 1948
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U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement
The Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA; French: Accord de libre-échange, ALE) is a trade agreement reached by negotiators for Canada and the United States on October 4, 1987 and signed by the leaders of both countries on January 2, 1988. The agreement phased out a wide range of trade restrictions in stages over a ten-year period, and resulted in a great increase in cross-border trade
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U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement
The United States–Israel Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a trade pact between the State of Israel and the United States established in 1985 to lower trade barriers in some goods. The agreement reduces rates of duty, and in some case eliminates all duties, on merchandise exported from Israel to the United States.[1] The agreement also covers merchandise exported from Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.[clarification needed] The U.S.–Israel FTA was the first such free trade agreement entered into by the United States.[2] It is the only FTA the United States has signed that does not include a chapter on intellectual property rights, which have become a staple of all subsequent U.S. trade treaties.[3]Contents1 History 2 Israel-United States bilateral economic relationship 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Negotiations for the pact began January 1, 1984, and concluded February 1, 1985. The pact was signed on April 22, 1985
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General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade
General Agreement on Tariffs
Tariffs
and Trade (GATT) was a legal agreement between many countries, whose overall purpose was to promote international trade by reducing or eliminating trade barriers such as tariffs or quotas. According to its preamble, its purpose was the "substantial reduction of tariffs and other trade barriers and the elimination of preferences, on a reciprocal and mutually advantageous basis." It was first discussed during the United Nations
United Nations
Conference on Trade and Employment and was the outcome of the failure of negotiating governments to create the International Trade Organization (ITO). GATT was signed by 23 nations in Geneva
Geneva
on October 30, 1947, and took effect on January 1, 1948
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President Of The United States
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
(D)Co
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Title 49 Of The United States Code
United
United
can refer to:Contents1 Businesses 2 Sports2.1 Cricket 2.2 English football 2.3 Other football 2.4 Rugby union3 Film and television 4 Music 5 Places5.1 Countries6 Other 7 See alsoBusinesses[edit] United
United
Airlines, a major American airline
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Acronym
An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters (as in NATO
NATO
or laser) and sometimes syllables (as in Benelux). There are no universal standards of the multiple names for such abbreviations and of their orthographic styling. In English and most other languages, such abbreviations historically had limited use, but they became much more common in the 20th century
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List Of United States Federal Legislation
This is a chronological, but still incomplete, list of United States federal legislation. Congress has enacted approximately 200–600 statutes during each of its 115 biennial terms, so that more than 20,000 statutes have been enacted since 1789. At the federal level in the United States, legislation (i.e., "statutes" or "statutory law") consists exclusively of Acts passed by the Congress of the United States
Congress of the United States
and its predecessor, the Continental Congress, that were either signed into law by the President or passed by Congress after a presidential veto. Legislation is not the only source of regulations with the force of law
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United States Government
House of RepresentativesSpeaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
(R)Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R)Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
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Herbert Hoover
Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American engineer, businessman and politician who served as the 31st President of the United States
President of the United States
from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression. A Republican, as Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Commerce
in the 1920s he introduced themes of efficiency in the business community and provided government support for standardization, efficiency and international trade. As president from 1929 to 1933, his domestic programs were overshadowed by the onset of the Great Depression. Hoover was defeated in a landslide election in 1932 by Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt, who promised a New Deal
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U.S Congress
535 voting members100 senators 435 representatives6 non-voting membersSenate political groups     Republican (51)      Democratic (47)      Independent (2) (caucusing with Democrats)House of Representatives political groups     Republican (237)      Democratic (193)      Vacant (5)ElectionsSenate last electionNovember 8, 2016House of Representatives last electionNovember 8, 2016Meeting place United States
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