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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2004
 Month: March
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Trade Negotiations in the 108th Congress

Trade Negotiations in the 108th Congress

Date: March 26, 2004
Creator: Fergusson, Ian F & Sek, Lenore
Description: None
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A Free Trade Area of the Americas: Status of Negotiations and Major Policy Issues

A Free Trade Area of the Americas: Status of Negotiations and Major Policy Issues

Date: March 12, 2004
Creator: Hornbeck, J. F.
Description: In 1994, 34 Western Hemisphere nations met at the first Summit of the Americas, envisioning a plan for a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) by January 2005. Nine years later, the third draft text of the agreement was presented at the Miami trade ministerial held November 20-21, 2003. Deep differences remain unresolved, however, and, as reflected in the Ministerial Declaration, have taken the FTAA in a new direction. It calls for a two-tier framework comprising a set of “common rights and obligations” for all countries, augmented by voluntary plurilateral arrangements with country benefits related to commitments. A follow-up meeting in Puebla, Mexico was unable to clarify the details of this arrangement and negotiations will continue in late April 2004, when it is hoped that specific commitments will be defined. This report provides background and analysis for Congress on the proposed FTAA and will be updated.
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NAFTA: Related Environmental Issues and Initiatives

NAFTA: Related Environmental Issues and Initiatives

Date: March 23, 2004
Creator: Tiemann, Mary
Description: None
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Restricting Trademark Rights of Cubans: WTO Decision and Congressional Response

Restricting Trademark Rights of Cubans: WTO Decision and Congressional Response

Date: March 9, 2004
Creator: Lee, Margaret Mikyung
Description: None
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Weapons of Mass Destruction: Trade Between North Korea and Pakistan

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Trade Between North Korea and Pakistan

Date: March 11, 2004
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: None
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