Completed Program Evaluations for FY 2003 - Strategic Goal 8: Economic Prosperity and Security

FY 2003 Performance and Accountability Report
Bureau of Resource Management
December 2003

Title or Topic Free Trade of the Americas: Negotiations Progress, but Successful Ministerial Hinges on Intensified U.S. Preparations (GAO-03-560)
Evaluator U.S. General Accounting Office
Department Contact E. Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Major Findings
  • April 2003 GAO Report on Free Trade Area of the Americas; negotiations progress but successful Ministerial hinges on intensified U.S. preparations.
Major Recommendations
  • Official recommendations directed at the US Trade Representative (USTR) as host of November 2003 Ministerial meeting in Miami and lead US trade agency.
Major Actions Taken or That Will be Taken
  • Senior State Department officials have instructed staff to do as much as possible, bearing in mind the Department's resource constraints, to support USTR and the Administration's ambitious trade agenda. State is working with USTR on a regular basis to try and determine where State assistance is possible.