Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)

Zone de libre-échange des Amériques (ZLEA)
Area de Libre Comercio de las Américas (ALCA)
Area de Livre Comércio das Américas

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10-11 Dec 1994, Miami FL (USA), at summit conference of the 34 member countries of Organization of American States (OAS), when OAS launched a series of annual meetings of ministers of trade to discuss mechanisms for negotiating the multilateralization of free trade in the hemisphere and principles for future deepening and widening of existing agreements. First Ministerial Meeting was held in June 1995, Denver CO (USA). Similar meeting, 7 Apr 2001, Buenos Aires (Argentina), reviewed the negotiating process; a resulting agreement of Heads of State covered finalization of the FTAA Agreement by Jan 2005, fully operational by Dec 2005. During last summit, Mar del Plata (Argentina), Jan 2005, no agreement was reached. Has also been referred to as America's Free Trade Area (AFTA) and as Western Hemisphere Free Trade Area (WHFTA).

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Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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  • Commerce
    • Conditions of Trade
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental Communities

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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