Author : Jeffrey J. Schott
Publisher : Peterson Institute for International Economics
Release : 2001
Page : 128 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 from voters
Negotiations on a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) began in 1998. This study examines the prospects for the FTAA in light of economic and political turmoil in Latin America and the continuing impasse of US "fast track" authority. It also evaluates progress in the trade talks, challenges of the Quebec Summit in April 2001, and proposals for accelerating the target date of January 2005 for concluding negotiations.