The fast-track procedure of the 1974 act was first applied in the light of the Tokyo GATT agreements adopted and implemented in 1979. 12 The temporary legal authority for bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) was introduced into the Trade and Customs Act of 198413 and again provided for by the OTCA. Congress approved bilateral free trade agreements with Israel and Canada, NAFTA and the gatt-Uruguay Round under either of these authorities14. The free trade agreement with Jordan was implemented by law in 2001, but not under an accelerated authorisation regime without explicit authorization15. , and the fact that a court injunction invalidating NAFTA “could have a profound negative impact on the nation`s economy and its ability to deal with other foreign powers,” and noted that such an injunction “would not only undermine the validity of NAFTA, but risk undermining any other major international trade agreement reached over the past half century.” 36 U.S. trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), World Trade Organization agreements and bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) were adopted by a majority for each assembly, not two-thirds of the Senate – that is, they were treated as agreements between Congress and the executive branch and not as treaties. The agreement between Congress and the executive branch was the instrument of the implementation of Congress` long-standing policy of seeking trade benefits for the United States through reciprocal trade negotiations. In a number of statutes, Congress has authorized the President to negotiate and conclude tariff and non-tariff (NTB) agreements for limited periods, while NTB and free trade agreements negotiated under that authority can only enter into force if they are approved by both houses in legislation and other legal conditions are met; Implementation projects will also be reviewed quickly under the plan. This bargaining power and expedited procedures are commonly referred to as the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Many types of executive agreements form the ordinary daily life of the diplomatic mill.

These include . B for minor territorial adjustments, border corrections, border surveillance, regulation of fishing rights, requests for private money against another government or its nationals, “simple private rights of sovereignty.” 467 Crandall lists a large number of such agreements with other governments with the president`s permission468. In addition, there are diplomatic arrangements as old as the `protocol`, which marks a step in the negotiation of a treaty, and the modus vivendi, which is to serve as a temporary substitute for a contract. Executive agreements are of constitutional importance if they are a determining factor for the future foreign policy and, therefore, for the fate of the country. Because of our participation in the Second World War and our immersion in the conditions of international tensions that prevailed before and after the war, the presidents made agreements with other governments, some of which moved closer to temporary alliances.