Memorandum on the Canada-United States Free-Trade Agreement

 

December 31, 1988

 

Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the United States Trade Representative

 

Subject: Proposed United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement

 

Having considered the relevant measures taken by Canada, along with the unanimous views and recommendations of the United States Trade Representative and interested United States Government agencies, I have determined that Canada has taken measures necessary to comply with the obligations of the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement (Agreement). The United States has completed necessary legal procedures in accordance with Article 2105 of the Agreement.

 

Pursuant to section 101(b) of the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1988 (Public Law 100 - 449), I hereby direct the Secretary of State to exchange notes with the Government of Canada providing for the entry into force, on January 1, 1989, of the Agreement, in accordance with Article 2105 thereof.

 

Ronald Reagan