Table: Express Lane

If President Bush is granted fast-track authority, he could speed up agreements with the following trading partners:


The U.S. is negotiating the elimination of Chile's 11% import tariffs. Set to conclude in January, it could be the first deal reviewed under fast-track.


The Bush Administration is seeking guarantees against expropriation of investments as well as open access to Singapore's financial services markets.

The Americas

The U.S. wants to knit together 34 countries in the Western Hemisphere into the world's largest free-trade zone. A treaty won't be reached until 2005 at the earliest.

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