Table: What Next, Mr. President?
Bush soon may have a freer hand in negotiating trade deals. Here's his to-do list:
-- Complete stalled free-trade talks with Singapore and Chile, both of which began under President Clinton.
OUTLOOK: Could be finished by yearend
-- Open talks with regions that have expressed interest in a free-trade deal. Among them: five southern African and five Central American nations.
OUTLOOK: Very favorable
-- Reinvigorate talks to establish a Free Trade Area of the Americas ranging from Canada to the tip of Latin America.
OUTLOOK: Will require a second Bush term to complete
-- Pursue global talks begun last November in the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization.
OUTLOOK: Likely only with a second Bush term