Accession Number:

ADA394579

Title:

FREE TRADE AREA OF THE AMERICAS: Negotiators Move Toward Agreement That Will Have Benefits, Costs to US Economy

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE