Enterprise for the Americas Initiative


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Enterprise for the Americas Initiative

A program of the U.S. government allowing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to redirect a portion of the debt owed to the United States to a fund aimed at helping local children and the environment. In order to be eligible for the EAI, a government first must have moved toward opening itself for foreign direct investment. It was established by President George H.W. Bush in 1991.
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The catalyst for that partnership is the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative (EAI), designed to expand trade and investment ties between the U.
The Enterprise for the Americas Initiative offers them a fair deal: They agree to market-oriented policies, and we negotiate free trade areas to bring down trade barriers on both ends.
Supporters say this agreement will improve the lives of 200 million people living in the four countries and hasten the establishment of the Western Hemispherewide free trade zone so strongly urged by President Bush in his Enterprise for the Americas Initiative.

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