ABSTRACT

Trade Promotion Authority and Fast-Track Negotiating Authority for Trade Agreements: Major Votes [January 10, 2008]   [open pdf - 75KB]

"This report profiles significant legislation, including floor votes, that authorized the use of presidential Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), previously known as fast-track trade negotiating authority, since its inception in 1974. The report also includes a list of floor votes since 1979 on implementing legislation for trade agreements that were passed under TPA fast-track procedures. Although TPA expired on July 1, 2007, four free trade agreements were signed in time to be considered under TPA expedited procedures in the 110th Congress. The U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act was passed by Congress and signed into law (H.R. 3688, enacted as P.L. 110-338 on December 14, 2007.) The legislative future of free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea is uncertain. For further discussions of TPA or fast-track legislative activity, the report lists CRS [Congressional Research Service] reports and Internet resources. This report will be updated as events warrant in the 110th Congress."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS21004
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2006-01-10
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of State: http://fpc.state.gov/
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