|Singapore FTA Reports
|On July 16, 2003, USTR released four reports evalating the impact of the Singapore and Chile Free Trade Agreements (FTA) on environment, employment, labor rights and child labor issues.
On Feb. 28, 2003, USTR received received reports from 31
trade advisory committees, comprising over 700 practitioners representing
diverse interests and views, regarding the recently completed
FTAs with Singapore and Chile. The Trade Act of 2002 requires these
committees to prepare reports on proposed trade agreements subject to Trade
Promotion Authority for the Administration and the Congress. By an
overwhelming margin, the committees found that the agreements promote U.S.
economic interests and substantially achieve the negotiating objectives set out
by Congress in TPA legislation it enacted last year.