US-Panama Free Trade Deal Ready For Congress: USTR

Law360, New York (April 18, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT) -- U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk told Congress on Monday that a much-vaunted free trade deal with Panama is ready to be acted on, following intense pressure from lawmakers and the establishment of a similar agreement between Panama and the European Union.

“I am pleased to report to you that the Office of the United States Trade Representative has completed its preparatory work on the agreement and stands ready to begin technical discussions with members of Congress on the draft implementing bill and draft statement of administrative...
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