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    lock in

    What does "lock in" mean in the following context?

    Lock-in reform
    Regional agreements tend to lock in reforms. This is demonstrated by Mexico's response to the 1994 Mexican debt crisis as they reduced tariffs within NAFTA, a very different response from 1982 when Mexico increased tariffs substantially.

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    Re: lock in

    It's difficult to reverse rules that have been locked in.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: lock in

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's difficult to reverse rules that have been locked in.
    Thanks for the answer.

    Do you mean "regional agreements tend to make reforms keep going without being reversed"?

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    #4

    Re: lock in

    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: lock in

    Yes, because the country has restricted its ability to change the reform because of the agreement.

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