U.S. ITC to Conduct Investigation on Impact of Three Recently Implemented Free Trade Agreements
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will conduct an investigation on the impact of three trade agreements signed since 2002 under trade promotion authority (commonly known as "fast track").
The investigation, The Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under Trade Promotion Authority, is required by the Trade Act of 2002. The ITC will review and analyze the economic impact on the United States of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement. The ITC will submit the report to Congress by June 1, 2005.The ITC is seeking input for the investigation from all interested parties. The ITC will hold a public hearing in connection with the investigation on April 27, 2005. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed with the Secretary of the ITC no later than 5:15 p.m. on April 20, 2005.