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Input Invited on the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP)


New York, Apr 13, 2005

On March 23, 2005, President Bush, Prime Minister Martin of Canada, and President Fox of Mexico announced the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), which aims to cooperatively advance the shared security and prosperity of the three nations, develop a common security strategy, and promote economic growth, competitiveness, and quality of life.

The SPP contains Agendas for both Security and Prosperity, the content of which will guide the activities of the partnership. According to the joint statement made by the three leaders, each nation will establish ministerial-level Security and Prosperity Partnership working groups that will consult with stakeholders in their respective countries, and “set specific, measurable, and achievable goals,” as well as set implementation dates for the objectives.

As part of the stakeholder consultation, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has agreed to assist the U.S. Department of Commerce with publicizing the Security and Prosperity Agendas. Members of the U.S. standardization community are requested to review the Agendas and forward any comments to spp@ita.doc.gov by April 29, 2005.

Within 90 days, Ministers will report back to Bush, Martin and Fox with their initial report and continue to report on a semi-annual basis. Because the Partnership will be an ongoing process of cooperation, new items will be added to the work agenda by mutual agreement as circumstances warrant.

More information on the Security and Prosperity Partnership is available from the White House website.

View the SPP Prosperity Agenda

View the SPP Security Agenda

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