Hit List of U.S. Laws
McConagha, Megan, Multinational Monitor
THE EUROPEAN UNION, Japan and Canada issue annual reports listing U.S. laws and regulations they believe to be unfair barriers to trade. The named laws touch on an incredibly broad cross-section of governmental activity, from food safety protection to banking regulation to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act. A small sampling of laws on the European Union and Canada's hit lists illustrates the point:
* Inland Waterway Transportation: Major U.S. waterways (Mississippi-Missouri and Tennessee-Tombigbee river systems) are maintained by the federal government. There are no lockage fees or tolls, but barge operators pay fuel taxes targeted at new construction. Canada claims this system constitutes a subsidy to inland transportation.
* Anti-Drug Program: The Federal Aviation Administration requires all employees performing sensitive and security-related functions to undergo a drug test. The EU is …
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Publication information: Article title: Hit List of U.S. Laws. Contributors: McConagha, Megan - Author. Magazine title: Multinational Monitor. Volume: 15. Issue: 10 Publication date: October 1994. Page number: 12. © 1999 Essential Information, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1994 Gale Group.
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