The two sides agreed only to take steps to encourage companies in both countries to change their business practices.
At the same time, the government has encouraged companies to institute "know your customer" policies similar to those used in the financial industry.
But that doesn't mean we shouldn't do all we can to encourage global companies to create jobs here.
The mayor's budget director said on Tuesday that the move would encourage large financial companies to leave the city.
The Republican bill would use government subsidies to encourage private companies to offer drug policies to the elderly.
"We decided not to encourage Japanese companies to join, because of the technology transfer problem," she said.
Nor has there been any evidence that it encouraged companies to adopt them.
And Apple's involvement has encouraged other companies to step up.
As a result, they contend, it will encourage American companies to shift more jobs to those countries.
He said, "I certainly hope this will encourage other major companies to lower their prices."