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March 4, 2005
Question Taken at March 3, 2005 Daily Press Briefing

Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Negotiations (Taken Question)

Question:   What progress has been made on the Free Trade Area of the Americas?

Answer:   The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) remains a priority for the United States and is an important part of our global, regional and bilateral trade agenda.

Acting U.S. Trade Representative Peter Allgeier met with his Brazilian Co-Chair, Ambassador Bahadian, on February 23 and 24 to discuss how to advance the negotiations.

The meetings were quite constructive and we feel the differences are being narrowed. The Co-chairs have agreed to meet again on March 29 and 30.

The goal is to narrow the differences enough to reconvene the Free Trade Area of the Americas vice ministers meeting in April or May.

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