NationStates Jolt Archive


Our Own Laziness
15-04-2004, 00:03
The Governments of all UN members resolve to:

STRENGTHEN the special bonds of friendship and cooperation among their nations;

CONTRIBUTE to the harmonious development and expansion of world trade and provide a catalyst to broader international cooperation;

CREATE an expanded and secure market for the goods and
services produced in their territories;

REDUCE distortions to trade;

ESTABLISH clear and mutually advantageous rules governing their trade;

ENSURE a predictable commercial framework for business
planning and investment;

BUILD on their respective rights and obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and other multilateral and bilateral instruments of cooperation;

ENHANCE the competitiveness of their firms in global

FOSTER creativity and innovation, and promote trade in goods and services that are the subject of intellectual property rights;

CREATE new employment opportunities and improve working
conditions and living standards in their respective

UNDERTAKE each of the preceding in a manner consistent with environmental protection and conservation;

PRESERVE their flexibility to safeguard the public welfare;

PROMOTE sustainable development;

STRENGTHEN the development and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations; and

PROTECT, enhance and enforce basic workers' rights;

through the creation of the Nation States Free Trade Agreement

The objectives of this Agreement, as elaborated more
specifically through its principles and rules, including national
treatment, most-favored-nation treatment and transparency are to:

(a) eliminate barriers to trade in, and facilitate the
cross border movement of, goods and services between
the territories of the Parties;

(b) promote conditions of fair competition in the free
trade area;

(c) increase substantially investment opportunities in
their territories;

(d) provide adequate and effective protection and
enforcement of intellectual property rights in each
Party's territory;

(e) create effective procedures for the implementation and
application of this Agreement, and for its joint
administration and the resolution of disputes; and

(f) establish a framework for further trilateral, regional
and multilateral cooperation to expand and enhance the
benefits of this Agreement

15-04-2004, 03:58
Hmmm, several parts of this seem redundant, considering other legislatio already in place., and I am concerned by some of the economics of it. More to post, but I'm engaged in hunting/killing stupidity, so I'll be back later.

- The Rep of Komokom, Region Minister of Stuff.
15-04-2004, 08:30
Alot of noble concepts.... if you could just define what exactly you are proposing it would be helpful.