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Morocco-U.S. Free Trade Agreement [Updated May 26, 2005]   [open pdf - 38KB]

From the Summary: "The United States and Morocco reached agreement on March 2, 2004, to create a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA is intended to strengthen bilateral ties, boost trade and investment flows, and bolster Morocco's position as a moderate Arab state. More than 95% of bilateral trade in consumer and industrial products will become duty-free upon entry into force of the agreement. The Senate approved implementing legislation (S. 2677) on July 2, 2004 by a vote of 85-13 and the House approved identical legislation (H.R. 4842) on July 22, 2004 by a vote of 323-99. The next day, the Senate passed House approved H.R. 4842 without amendment by unanimous consent. The legislation was signed by President Bush into law (P.L.108-302) on August 3, 2004. While the Moroccan Parliament ratified the FTA in January 2005, King Mohammed VI has not yet signed the legislation. This report will be updated later this year."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS21464
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2005-06-15
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