FREE TRADE AREA OF THE AMERICAS: Negotiators Move Toward Agreement That Will Have Benefits, Costs to US Economy
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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This report responds to your request that we review the negotiations toward a Free Trade Area of the Americas FTAA agreement. Specifically, it addresses 1 the progress made to date and the issues that remain on topics relating to negotiating greater market opening among FTAA countries, 2 the progress made and the issues that remain in developing other rules and institutional provisions for an eventual FTAA agreement, 3 the significant crosscutting themes affecting the FTAA negotiations and how have they been addressed to date, and 4 the potential effects of a completed FTAA on U.S. trade and investment with other Western Hemisphere countries.
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- Economics and Cost Analysis