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					                PERMANENT COUNCIL


                                                                  OEA/Ser.G
                                                                  CP/doc. 3853/04
                                                                  22 March 2004
                                                                  Original: Spanish




    SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT
          ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRADE UNIT

                         First semester of 2003




    This document is being distributed to the permanent missions and
     will be presented to the Permanent Council of the Organization.
.
http://scm.oas.org/pdfs/2004/CP12445e.pdf
                            OEA/Ser. W/IV
                            CEPCIDI/doc. 593/03
                            23 September 2003
                            Original: English




          TRADE UNIT

SEMIANNUAL REPORT OF ACTIVITIES
     JANUARY TO JUNE 30, 2003
                   SEMIANNUAL REPORT OF ACTIVITIES

                          JANUARY TO JUNE 30, 2003




1.   DEPENDENCY: TRADE UNIT



2.   STAFF MEMBER RESPONSIBLE AND POST:

     JOSE MANUEL SALAZAR, TRADE UNIT DIRECTOR



3.   BUDGET ALLOCATED BY THE REGULAR FUND FOR OPERATIONS OF THE

     DEPENDENCY:        TRADE UNIT: $ 1,920.826

                        SICE:       $   438,749

4.   FEMCIDI RESOURCES ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPENDENCY: $ 125,000



5.   SPECIFIC OR TRUST FUNDS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPENDENCY:

     WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION $ 122,232 / TRADE COURSES

     OAS/CEPCIDI $ 855,000 / TRADE CAPACITY BUILDING

     IACD/CANADA-CIDA $ 241,075 / TRADE CAPACITY BUILDING
                                                                               -3-
                                                                            APPENDIX A

                                                                             ACTIVITIES

                                               Relationship with the                                            Relationship                      Staff
                                                                                               Source of
 Name, place       Organ-                       Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                       between the                     member
                             Description of                                                   funding for
and date of the     izing                         Inter-American       dependency in the                        activity and     Results      respon-sible   Remarks
                              the activity                                                  participation by
   activity        entity                        Program and/or             activity                             the Annual                      for the
                                                                                            the dependency
                                               cooperation projects                                              Work Plan                       activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Twenty-fourth     FTAA      Twenty-fourth     The process of           At the request of    OAS regular        This activity   The TPC        Barbara
meeting of        process   meeting of the    creating the FTAA is     the NGMA,            fund               is contained    reported       Kotschwar
the                         NGMA              a fundamental            provide                                 in point A of   on the         and
Negotiating                                   element of the           technical and                           the Work        status of      Rosine
Group on                                      Strategic Plan for       analytical                              Plan.           required       Plank
Market                                        Partnership for          support in the                                          tariff
Access                                        Development 2002-        area of                                                 notification
(NGMA),                                       2005.                    Technical                                               s. The
Panama,                                                                Barriers to                                             Group
February 17-                                                           Trade.                                                  exchanged
21, 2003                                                                                                                       views on
                                                                                                                               initial
                                                                                                                               market
                                                                                                                               access
                                                                                                                               offers
                                                                                                                               presented
                                                                                                                               by
                                                                                                                               countries;
                                                                                                                               discussed
                                                                                                                               issues
                                                                                                                               related to
                                                                                                                               next phase
                                                                                                                               of tariff
                                                                                                                               negotiating
                                                                                                                               process;
                                                                                                                               and
                                                                                                                               worked on
                                                                                                                               consolidati
                                                                                                                               ng the
                                                                                                                               draft texts
                                                                                                                               on tariff &
                                                                                                                               non-tariff
                                                                                                                               measures
                                                                                  -4-
                                               Relationship with the                                            Relationship                     Staff
                                                                                               Source of
 Name, place       Organ-                       Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                       between the                    member
                             Description of                                                   funding for
and date of the     izing                         Inter-American       dependency in the                        activity and     Results     respon-sible   Remarks
                              the activity                                                  participation by
   activity        entity                        Program and/or             activity                             the Annual                     for the
                                                                                            the dependency
                                               cooperation projects                                              Work Plan                      activity
                                                                                                                               and origin.
                                                                                                                               The Group
                                                                                                                               took note
                                                                                                                               of
                                                                                                                               contributio
                                                                                                                               ns from
                                                                                                                               civil
                                                                                                                               society.
Twenty-fifth      FTAA      Twenty-fifth      The process of           At the request of    OAS regular        This activity   The Group     Barbara
meeting of        process   meeting of the    creating the FTAA is     the NGMA,            fund               is contained    advanced      Kotschwar
the                         NGMA              a fundamental            provide                                 in point A of   on
Negotiating                                   element of the           technical and                           the Work        substantiv
Group on                                      Strategic Plan for       analytical                              Plan.           e issues
Market                                        Partnership for          support in the                                          related to
Access                                        Development 2002-        area of                                                 customs
(NGMA),                                       2005.                    Technical                                               procedure
Puebla,                                                                Barriers to                                             s relarted
Mexico.                                                                Trade.                                                  to rules of
March 24-28,                                                                                                                   origin;
2003                                                                                                                           customs
                                                                                                                               procedure
                                                                                                                               s, and
                                                                                                                               rules of
                                                                                                                               origin.
                                                                                                                               The TPC
                                                                                                                               reported
                                                                                                                               on the
                                                                                                                               status of
                                                                                                                               delivery of
                                                                                                                               data to the
                                                                                                                               Hemispher
                                                                                                                               ic Data
                                                                                                                               Base. The
                                                                                                                               Group
                                                                                                                               discussed
                                                                                                                               methods
                                                                                                                               and
                                                                                                                               modalities
                                                                                                                               of tariff
                                                                                  -5-
                                               Relationship with the                                            Relationship                     Staff
                                                                                               Source of
 Name, place       Organ-                       Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                       between the                    member
                             Description of                                                   funding for
and date of the     izing                         Inter-American       dependency in the                        activity and     Results     respon-sible   Remarks
                              the activity                                                  participation by
   activity        entity                        Program and/or             activity                             the Annual                     for the
                                                                                            the dependency
                                               cooperation projects                                              Work Plan                      activity
                                                                                                                               negotiation
                                                                                                                               s;
                                                                                                                               discussed
                                                                                                                               draft
                                                                                                                               chapter on
                                                                                                                               market
                                                                                                                               access;
                                                                                                                               and took
                                                                                                                               note of
                                                                                                                               contributio
                                                                                                                               ns from
                                                                                                                               civil
                                                                                                                               society. A
                                                                                                                               parallel
                                                                                                                               meeting
                                                                                                                               on
                                                                                                                               standards
                                                                                                                               & technical
                                                                                                                               barriers to
                                                                                                                               trade was
                                                                                                                               held.
Twenty-sixth      FTAA      Twenty-sixth      The process of           At the request of    OAS regular        This activity   The Group     Barbara
meeting of        process   meeting of the    creating the FTAA is     the NGMA,            fund               is contained    received a    Kotschwar
the                         NGMA              a fundamental            provide                                 in point A of   status        and Daniel
Negotiating                                   element of the           technical and                           the Work        report from   Vázquez
Group on                                      Strategic Plan for       analytical                              Plan.           Ad-hoc
Market                                        Partnership for          support in the                                          Group on
Access                                        Development 2002-        area of                                                 Rules of
(NGMA),                                       2005.                    Technical                                               Origin
Puebla,                                                                Barriers to                                             AGO;
Mexico. May                                                            Trade.                                                  advanced
6-9, 2003                                                                                                                      on
                                                                                                                               substantiv
                                                                                                                               e issues
                                                                                                                               related to
                                                                                                                               tariffs and
                                                                                                                               non-tariff
                                                                                                                               measures
                                                                                                                               and
                                                                                  -6-
                                               Relationship with the                                            Relationship                     Staff
                                                                                               Source of
 Name, place       Organ-                       Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                       between the                    member
                             Description of                                                   funding for
and date of the     izing                         Inter-American       dependency in the                        activity and     Results     respon-sible   Remarks
                              the activity                                                  participation by
   activity        entity                        Program and/or             activity                             the Annual                     for the
                                                                                            the dependency
                                               cooperation projects                                              Work Plan                      activity
                                                                                                                               safeguard
                                                                                                                               measures;
                                                                                                                               and
                                                                                                                               reviewed
                                                                                                                               contributio
                                                                                                                               ns from
                                                                                                                               civil
                                                                                                                               society.
                                                                                                                               The TPC
                                                                                                                               reported
                                                                                                                               on the
                                                                                                                               status of
                                                                                                                               the
                                                                                                                               Hemispher
                                                                                                                               ic Data
                                                                                                                               Base
                                                                                                                               (HDB)
Twenty-           FTAA      Twenty-           The process of           At the request of    OAS regular        This activity   The Group     Barbara
seventh           process   seventh           creating the FTAA is     the NGMA,            fund               is contained    advanced      Kotschwar
meeting of                  meeting of the    a fundamental            provide                                 in point A of   on            & Daniel
the                         NGMA              element of the           technical and                           the Work        substantiv    Vázquez
Negotiating                                   Strategic Plan for       analytical                              Plan.           e issues
Group on                                      Partnership for          support in the                                          related to
Market                                        Development 2002-        area of                                                 origin
Access                                        2005.                    Technical                                               regime,
(NGMA),                                                                Barriers to                                             customs
Puebla,                                                                Trade.                                                  procedure
Mexico. June                                                                                                                   s related
2-6, 2003                                                                                                                      to rules of
                                                                                                                               origin,
                                                                                                                               customs
                                                                                                                               procedure
                                                                                                                               s,
                                                                                                                               safeguard
                                                                                                                               measures,
                                                                                                                               and tariff
                                                                                                                               and non-
                                                                                                                               tariff
                                                                                                                               measures.
                                                                               -7-
                                            Relationship with the                                           Relationship                     Staff
                                                                                            Source of
 Name, place      Organ-                     Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                      between the                    member
                           Description of                                                  funding for
and date of the    izing                       Inter-American       dependency in the                       activity and     Results     respon-sible   Remarks
                            the activity                                                 participation by
   activity       entity                      Program and/or             activity                            the Annual                     for the
                                                                                         the dependency
                                            cooperation projects                                             Work Plan                      activity
                                                                                                                           The Group
                                                                                                                           also
                                                                                                                           reviewed
                                                                                                                           contributio
                                                                                                                           ns from
                                                                                                                           civil
                                                                                                                           society. A
                                                                                                                           parallel
                                                                                                                           meeting
                                                                                                                           on
                                                                                                                           standards
                                                                                                                           and
                                                                                                                           technical
                                                                                                                           barriers to
                                                                                                                           trade was
                                                                                                                           held.
                                                                           -8-

Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Twentieth      FTAA      Twentieth        The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Maryse
meeting of     process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGIN,           fund            is contained    made           Robert
the                      NGIN             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   progress       and
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        in             Theresa
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           consolidati    Wetter
Investment                                Partnership for        support to the                                      ng draft
(NGIN),                                   Development 2002-      investment                                          text on
Panama,                                   2005.                  negotiations.                                       basic
February 10-                                                                                                         definitions,
14, 2003                                                                                                             scope of
                                                                                                                     application
                                                                                                                     , national
                                                                                                                     treatment,
                                                                                                                     most-
                                                                                                                     favored-
                                                                                                                     nation
                                                                                                                     treatment,
                                                                                                                     and unfair
                                                                                                                     &
                                                                                                                     equitable
                                                                                                                     treatment.
                                                                                                                     The Group
                                                                                                                     also
                                                                                                                     received
                                                                                                                     several
                                                                                                                     presentati
                                                                                                                     ons on
                                                                                                                     initial
                                                                                                                     market
                                                                                                                     access
                                                                                                                     offers.
Twenty-first   FTAA      Twenty-first     The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Maryse
meeting of     process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGIN,           fund            is contained    made           Robert
the                      NGIN             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   progress       and
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        in             Theresa
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           consolidati    Wetter
                                                                           -9-
Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
Investment                                Partnership for        support to the                                      ng draft
(NGIN),                                   Development 2002-      investment                                          text on
Puebla,                                   2005.                  negotiations.                                       performan
Mexico.                                                                                                              ce
March 24-28,                                                                                                         requireme
2003                                                                                                                 nts, key
                                                                                                                     personnel,
                                                                                                                     transfers,
                                                                                                                     and new
                                                                                                                     issues.
                                                                                                                     The Group
                                                                                                                     also
                                                                                                                     received
                                                                                                                     several
                                                                                                                     presentati
                                                                                                                     ons on
                                                                                                                     initial
                                                                                                                     market
                                                                                                                     access
                                                                                                                     offers and
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     contributio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society.
Twenty-        FTAA      Twenty-          The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Maryse
second         process   second           creating the FTAA is   the NGIN,           fund            is contained    made           Robert
meeting of               meeting of the   a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   progress       and
the                      NGIN             element of the         technical and                       the Work        in             Theresa
Negotiating                               Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           consolidati    Wetter
Group on                                  Partnership for        support to the                                      ng draft
Investment                                Development 2002-      investment                                          text on
(NGIN),                                   2005.                  negotiations.                                       basic
Puebla,                                                                                                              definitions,
Mexico. May                                                                                                          expropriati
12-16, 2003                                                                                                          on,
                                                                                                                     compensat
                                                                                                                     ion for
                                                                                                                     losses,
                                                                           - 10 -
Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                   member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                  respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
                                                                                                                     general
                                                                                                                     exceptions
                                                                                                                     , and
                                                                                                                     reservatio
                                                                                                                     ns. The
                                                                                                                     Group also
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     contributio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society.
Twenty-third   FTAA      Twenty- third    The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Maryse
meeting of     process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGIN,           fund            is contained    made          Robert
the                      NGIN             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   progress      and
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        in            Theresa
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           consolidati   Wetter
Investment                                Partnership for        support to the                                      ng draft
(NGIN),                                   Development 2002-      investment                                          text on
Puebla,                                   2005.                  negotiations.                                       denial of
Mexico. June                                                                                                         benefits
9-12, 2003                                                                                                           and
                                                                                                                     dispute
                                                                                                                     settlement;
                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     contributio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society.
                                                                           - 11 -

Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                   member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                  respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Twenty-first   FTAA      Twenty-first     The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Sherry
meeting of     process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGSV,           fund            is contained    discussed     Stephenso
the                      NGSV             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the initial   n, Maryse
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        market        Robert
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           access        and
Services                                  Partnership for        support to the                                      offers;       Patricio
(NGSV),                                   Development 2002-      Services                                            discussed     Contreras
Panama,                                   2005.                  negotiations.                                       the
February 17-                                                                                                         methods
20, 2003                                                                                                             and
                                                                                                                     modalities
                                                                                                                     for
                                                                                                                     negotiation
                                                                                                                     s;
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     submissio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society;
                                                                                                                     anddiscus
                                                                                                                     sed the
                                                                                                                     draft
                                                                                                                     consolidat
                                                                                                                     ed text in
                                                                                                                     the areas
                                                                                                                     of:
                                                                                                                     movement
                                                                                                                     of natural
                                                                                                                     persons,
                                                                                                                     scope and
                                                                                                                     sectoral
                                                                                                                     coverage,
                                                                                                                     most-
                                                                                                                     favored-
                                                                                                                     nation
                                                                                                                     treatment,
                                                                           - 12 -
Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
                                                                                                                     transparen
                                                                                                                     cy, denial
                                                                                                                     of benefits,
                                                                                                                     other
                                                                                                                     elements.
Twenty-        FTAA      Twenty-          The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Sherry
second         process   second           creating the FTAA is   the NGSV,           fund            is contained    discussed      Stephenso
meeting of               meeting of the   a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   methods        n, Maryse
the                      NGSV             element of the         technical and                       the Work        and            Robert
Negotiating                               Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           modalities     and
Group on                                  Partnership for        support to the                                      for            Patricio
Services                                  Development 2002-      Services                                            negotiation    Contreras
(NGSV),                                   2005.                  negotiations.                                       s;
Puebla,                                                                                                              reviewed
March 17-21,                                                                                                         submissio
2003                                                                                                                 ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society;
                                                                                                                     anddiscus
                                                                                                                     sed the
                                                                                                                     draft
                                                                                                                     consolidat
                                                                                                                     ed text.
Twenty-third   FTAA      Twenty-third     The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Sherry
meeting of     process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGSV,           fund            is contained    discussed      Stephenso
the                      NGSV             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   methods        n, Maryse
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        and            Robert
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           modalities     and
Services                                  Partnership for        support to the                                      for            Patricio
(NGSV),                                   Development 2002-      Services                                            negotiation    Contreras
Puebla, May                               2005.                  negotiations.                                       s;
6-9, 2003                                                                                                            reviewed
                                                                                                                     submissio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society;
                                                                                                                     anddiscus
                                                                                                                     sed the
                                                                                                                     draft
                                                                            - 13 -
Name, place     Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                   member
the activity    entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                  respon-
                                           Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                           cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
                                                                                                                      consolidat
                                                                                                                      ed text.
Twenty-fourth   FTAA      Twenty-fourth    The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Sherry
meeting of      process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGSV,           fund            is contained    discussed     Stephenso
the                       NGSV             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   methods       n, Maryse
Negotiating                                element of the         technical and                       the Work        and           Robert
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           modalities    and
Services                                   Partnership for        support to the                                      for           Patricio
(NGSV),                                    Development 2002-      Services                                            negotiation   Contreras
Puebla, June                               2005.                  negotiations.                                       s;
2-6, 2003                                                                                                             reviewed
                                                                                                                      of
                                                                                                                      submissio
                                                                                                                      ns from
                                                                                                                      civil
                                                                                                                      society;
                                                                                                                      and
                                                                                                                      discussed
                                                                                                                      the draft
                                                                                                                      consolidat
                                                                                                                      ed text.
                                                                            - 14 -

Name, place     Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                   member
the activity    entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                  respon-
                                           Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                           cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Nineteenth      FTAA      Nineteenth       The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Rosine
meeting of      process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGDS,           fund            is contained    considered    Plank-
the                       NGDS             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the draft     Brumback
Negotiating                                element of the         technical and                       the Work        chapter on    and Cesar
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            dispute       Parga
Dispute                                    Partnership for        support to the                                      settlement;
Settlement                                 Development 2002-      group                                               and
(NGDS),                                    2005.                                                                      discussed
Panama,                                                                                                               how to
February 3-5,                                                                                                         design
2003                                                                                                                  mechanis
                                                                                                                      ms to
                                                                                                                      facilitate
                                                                                                                      and
                                                                                                                      promote
                                                                                                                      the use of
                                                                                                                      arbitration
                                                                                                                      and other
                                                                                                                      alternative
                                                                                                                      dispute
                                                                                                                      resolution
                                                                                                                      methods
                                                                                                                      to settle
                                                                                                                      private
                                                                                                                      disputes.
Twentieth       FTAA      Twentieth        The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Rosine
meeting of      process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGDS,           fund            is contained    considered    Plank-
the                       NGDS             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the draft     Brumback
Negotiating                                element of the         technical and                       the Work        chapter on    and Cesar
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            dispute       Parga
Dispute                                    Partnership for        support to the                                      settlement;
Settlement                                 Development 2002-      group                                               discussed
(NGDS),                                    2005.                                                                      how to
Puebla, April                                                                                                         design
28-30, 2003                                                                                                           mechanis
                                                                                                                      ms to
                                                                           - 15 -
Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                   member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                  respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
                                                                                                                     facilitate
                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                     promote
                                                                                                                     the use of
                                                                                                                     arbitration
                                                                                                                     and other
                                                                                                                     alternative
                                                                                                                     dispute
                                                                                                                     resolution
                                                                                                                     methods
                                                                                                                     to settle
                                                                                                                     private
                                                                                                                     disputes;
                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     contributio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society.
Twenty-first   FTAA      Twenty-first     The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Rosine
meeting of     process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGDS,           fund            is contained    considered    Plank-
the                      NGDS             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the draft     Brumback,
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        chapter on    Cesar
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            dispute       Parga and
Dispute                                   Partnership for        support to the                                      settlement;   Cesar
Settlement                                Development 2002-      group                                               and           Fabian
(NGDS),                                   2005.                                                                      discussed     Victora
Puebla, May                                                                                                          how to
26-28, 2003                                                                                                          design
                                                                                                                     mechanis
                                                                                                                     ms to
                                                                                                                     facilitate
                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                     promote
                                                                                                                     the use of
                                                                                                                     arbitration
                                                                                                                     and other
                                                                                                                     alternative
                                                                                                                     dispute
                                                                           - 16 -
Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                   member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                  respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
                                                                                                                     resolution
                                                                                                                     methods
                                                                                                                     to settle
                                                                                                                     private
                                                                                                                     disputes.
                                                                                                                     The Group
                                                                                                                     also
                                                                                                                     prepared
                                                                                                                     the draft
                                                                                                                     report of
                                                                                                                     the Group
                                                                                                                     to the
                                                                                                                     TNC.
Twenty-        FTAA      Twenty-          The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Rosine
second         process   second           creating the FTAA is   the NGDS,           fund            is contained    considered    Plank-
meeting of               meeting of the   a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the draft     Brumback,
the                      NGDS             element of the         technical and                       the Work        chapter on    Cesar
Negotiating                               Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            dispute       Parga and
Group on                                  Partnership for        support to the                                      settlement;   Cesar
Dispute                                   Development 2002-      group                                               discussed     Fabian
Settlement                                2005.                                                                      how to        Victora
(NGDS),                                                                                                              design
Puebla, June                                                                                                         mechanis
25-26, 2003                                                                                                          ms to
                                                                                                                     facilitate
                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                     promote
                                                                                                                     the use of
                                                                                                                     arbitration
                                                                                                                     and other
                                                                                                                     alternative
                                                                                                                     dispute
                                                                                                                     resolution
                                                                                                                     methods;
                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                     finalized
                                                                                                                     their third
                                                                                                                     report to
                                                                                                                     the TNC.
                                                                            - 17 -

Name, place     Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity    entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                           Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                           cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Eighteenth      FTAA      Eighteenth       The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Theresa
meeting of      process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGIP,           fund            is contained    discussed      Wetter and
the                       NGIP             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   reports        Cesar
Negotiating                                element of the         technical and                       the Work        from other     Parga
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           FTAA
Intellectual                               Partnership for        support to the                                      entities;
Property                                   Development 2002-      group                                               and
(NGIP),                                    2005.                                                                      considered
Panama,                                                                                                               the draft
January 20-                                                                                                           chapter on
21, 2003                                                                                                              intellectual
                                                                                                                      property
                                                                                                                      rights, in
                                                                                                                      particular:
                                                                                                                      trademark
                                                                                                                      s,
                                                                                                                      geographi
                                                                                                                      cal
                                                                                                                      indications
                                                                                                                      and
                                                                                                                      industrial
                                                                                                                      designs.
Nineteenth      FTAA      Nineteenth       The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Theresa
meeting of      process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGIP,           fund            is contained    received       Wetter and
the                       NGIP             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   results of     Cesar
Negotiating                                element of the         technical and                       the Work        the XIII       Parga
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           meeting of
Intellectual                               Partnership for        support to the                                      the TNC;
Property                                   Development 2002-      group                                               and
(NGIP),                                    2005.                                                                      considered
Puebla,                                                                                                               the draft
Mexico. April                                                                                                         chapter on
21-22, 2003                                                                                                           intellectual
                                                                                                                      property
                                                                                                                      rights, in
                                                                                                                      particular:
                                                                           - 18 -
Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
                                                                                                                     patents,
                                                                                                                     utility
                                                                                                                     models,
                                                                                                                     rights of
                                                                                                                     breeders
                                                                                                                     of plant
                                                                                                                     varieties,
                                                                                                                     undisclose
                                                                                                                     d
                                                                                                                     informatio
                                                                                                                     n. The
                                                                                                                     Group also
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     contributio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society.
Twentieth      FTAA      Twentieth        The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Theresa
meeting of     process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGIP,           fund            is contained    considered     Wetter and
the                      NGIP             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the draft      Cesar
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        chapter on     Parga
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           intellectual
Intellectual                              Partnership for        support to the                                      property
Property                                  Development 2002-      group                                               rights, in
(NGIP),                                   2005.                                                                      particular:
Puebla,                                                                                                              copyright
Mexico. May                                                                                                          & related
26-28, 2003                                                                                                          rights,
                                                                                                                     folklore,
                                                                                                                     traditional
                                                                                                                     knowledge
                                                                                                                     & access
                                                                                                                     to genetic
                                                                                                                     resources,
                                                                                                                     unfair
                                                                                                                     competitio
                                                                                                                     n, anti-
                                                                                                                     competitiv
                                                                                                                     e practices
                                                                           - 19 -
Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
                                                                                                                     in
                                                                                                                     contractual
                                                                                                                     licenses,
                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                     enforceme
                                                                                                                     nt. The
                                                                                                                     Group also
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     contributio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society.
Twenty-first   FTAA      Twenty-first     The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Theresa
meeting of     process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGIP,           fund            is contained    considered     Wetter and
the                      NGIP             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the draft      Cesar
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        chapter on     Parga
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           intellectual
Intellectual                              Partnership for        support to the                                      property
Property                                  Development 2002-      group                                               rights, in
(NGIP),                                   2005.                                                                      particular:
Puebla,                                                                                                              general
Mexico. June                                                                                                         provisions
23-25, 2003                                                                                                          and basic
                                                                                                                     principles,
                                                                                                                     technical
                                                                                                                     cooperatio
                                                                                                                     n,
                                                                                                                     transitional
                                                                                                                     arrangeme
                                                                                                                     nts and
                                                                                                                     other/final
                                                                                                                     provisions.
                                                                                                                     The Group
                                                                                                                     also
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     contributio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society.
                                                                            - 20 -

Name, place     Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity    entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                           Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                           cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Nineteenth      FTAA      Nineteenth       The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Rosine
meeting of      Process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGADCV,         fund            is contained    discussed      Plank and
the                       NGADCV           a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the draft      Pamela
Negotiating                                element of the         technical and                       the Work        consolidat     Coke-
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           ed text;       Hamilton
Subsidies,                                 Partnership for        support to the                                      and
Antidumping                                Development 2002-      group                                               identified
and                                        2005.                                                                      options for
Countervailin                                                                                                         deepening
g Duties                                                                                                              subsidies
(NGADCV),                                                                                                             disciplines.
Panama,
January 27-
29, 2003
Twentieth       FTAA      Twentieth        The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Rosine
meeting of      Process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGADCV,         fund            is contained    received a     Plank and
the                       NGADCV           a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   briefing of    Pamela
Negotiating                                element of the         technical and                       the Work        the XIII       Coke-
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           meeting of     Hamilton
Subsidies,                                 Partnership for        support to the                                      the TNC;
Antidumping                                Development 2002-      group                                               discussed
and                                        2005.                                                                      the draft
Countervailin                                                                                                         consolidat
g Duties                                                                                                              ed text;
(NGADCV),                                                                                                             and
Puebla, April                                                                                                         identified
14-15, 2003                                                                                                           options for
                                                                                                                      deepening
                                                                                                                      subsidies
                                                                                                                      disciplines.
Twenty-first    FTAA      Twenty-first     The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Rosine
meeting of      Process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGADCV,         fund            is contained    discussed      Plank and
the                       NGADCV           a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the draft      Pamela
Negotiating                                element of the         technical and                       the Work        consolidat     Coke-
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           ed text;       Hamilton
Subsidies,                                 Partnership for        support to the                                      identified
                                                                          - 21 -
Name, place     Organ-   Description of   Relationship with      Role played by    Source of       Relationship   Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing    the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency    funding for     between the                   member
the activity    entity                    and Inter-American     in the activity   participation   activity and                  respon-
                                          Program and/or                           by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                          cooperation projects                     dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
Antidumping                               Development 2002-      group                                            options for
and                                       2005.                                                                   deepening
Countervailin                                                                                                     subsidies
g Duties                                                                                                          disciplines;
(NGADCV),                                                                                                         discussed
Puebla, May                                                                                                       the future
19-23, 2003                                                                                                       work plan;
                                                                                                                  discussed
                                                                                                                  the
                                                                                                                  treatment
                                                                                                                  of
                                                                                                                  differences
                                                                                                                  in the
                                                                                                                  levels of
                                                                                                                  developme
                                                                                                                  nt and size
                                                                                                                  of the
                                                                                                                  economies
                                                                                                                  ; and
                                                                                                                  made
                                                                                                                  progress
                                                                                                                  on the
                                                                                                                  report of
                                                                                                                  the
                                                                                                                  negotiating
                                                                                                                  group to
                                                                                                                  the TNC.
                                                                           - 22 -

Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                   member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                  respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Nineteenth     FTAA      Nineteenth       The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Paul
meeting of     Process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGCP,           fund            is contained    revised its   Fisher
the                      NGCP             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   Work Plan;
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        and
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           considered
Competition                               Partnership for        support to the                                      the draft
Policy                                    Development 2002-      group                                               chapter on
(NGCP),                                   2005.                                                                      competitio
Panama,                                                                                                              n policy in
January 21-                                                                                                          particular:
24, 2003                                                                                                             market
                                                                                                                     regulatory
                                                                                                                     policies &
                                                                                                                     measures,
                                                                                                                     state aids,
                                                                                                                     non-
                                                                                                                     discriminat
                                                                                                                     ory
                                                                                                                     treatment,
                                                                                                                     due
                                                                                                                     process,
                                                                                                                     transparen
                                                                                                                     cy,
                                                                                                                     definitions
                                                                                                                     &
                                                                                                                     principles,
                                                                                                                     confidentia
                                                                                                                     lity and
                                                                                                                     technical
                                                                                                                     assistance
                                                                                                                     . The
                                                                                                                     Group also
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     submissio
                                                                                                                     ns for the
                                                                                                                     Inventory
                                                                            - 23 -
Name, place     Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                   member
the activity    entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                  respon-
                                           Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                           cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
                                                                                                                      of
                                                                                                                      Domestic
                                                                                                                      Laws &
                                                                                                                      Regulation
                                                                                                                      s Relating
                                                                                                                      to
                                                                                                                      Competitio
                                                                                                                      n Policy in
                                                                                                                      the
                                                                                                                      Western
                                                                                                                      Hemispher
                                                                                                                      e.
Twentieth       FTAA      Twentieth        The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Paul
meeting of      Process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGCP,           fund            is contained    received      Fisher
the                       NGCP             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   results of
Negotiating                                element of the         technical and                       the Work        the XIII
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           meeting of
Competition                                Partnership for        support to the                                      the TNC;
Policy                                     Development 2002-      group                                               considered
(NGCP),                                    2005.                                                                      the draft
Puebla,                                                                                                               chapter on
Mexico. April                                                                                                         competitio
28-29 and                                                                                                             n policy;
May 1-2,                                                                                                              and
2003                                                                                                                  reviewed
                                                                                                                      submissio
                                                                                                                      ns for the
                                                                                                                      Inventory
                                                                                                                      of
                                                                                                                      Domestic
                                                                                                                      Laws &
                                                                                                                      Regulation
                                                                                                                      s Relating
                                                                                                                      to
                                                                                                                      Competitio
                                                                                                                      n Policy in
                                                                                                                      the
                                                                                                                      Western
                                                                                                                      Hemispher
                                                                           - 24 -
Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                   member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                  respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
                                                                                                                     e. The
                                                                                                                     Group also
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     contributio
                                                                                                                     ns from
                                                                                                                     civil
                                                                                                                     society.
Twenty-first   FTAA      Twenty-first     The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group     Paul
meeting of     Process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the NGCP,           fund            is contained    received      Fisher
the                      NGCP             a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   results of
Negotiating                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        the
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan.           meeting
Competition                               Partnership for        support to the                                      between
Policy                                    Development 2002-      group                                               Co-Chairs
(NGCP),                                   2005.                                                                      of the TNC
Puebla,                                                                                                              & Chairs
Mexico. June                                                                                                         of the
16-20, 2003                                                                                                          FTAA
                                                                                                                     entities;
                                                                                                                     onsidered
                                                                                                                     the draft
                                                                                                                     chapter on
                                                                                                                     competitio
                                                                                                                     n policy;
                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     submissio
                                                                                                                     ns for the
                                                                                                                     Inventory
                                                                                                                     of
                                                                                                                     Domestic
                                                                                                                     Laws &
                                                                                                                     Regulation
                                                                                                                     s Relating
                                                                                                                     to
                                                                                                                     Competitio
                                                                                                                     n Policy in
                                                                                                                     the
                                                                                                                     Western
                                                                         - 25 -
Name, place    Organ-   Description of   Relationship with      Role played by    Source of       Relationship   Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing    the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency    funding for     between the                  member
the activity   entity                    and Inter-American     in the activity   participation   activity and                 respon-
                                         Program and/or                           by the          the Annual                   sible for
                                         cooperation projects                     dependency      Work Plan                    the activity
                                                                                                                 Hemispher
                                                                                                                 e. The
                                                                                                                 Group also
                                                                                                                 reviewed
                                                                                                                 contributio
                                                                                                                 ns from
                                                                                                                 civil
                                                                                                                 society
                                                                                                                 and the
                                                                                                                 Hemispher
                                                                                                                 ic
                                                                                                                 Cooperatio
                                                                                                                 n
                                                                                                                 Program.
                                                                           - 26 -

Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Nineteenth     FTAA      Nineteenth       The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Gisela
meeting of     process   CGSE             creating the FTAA is   the CGSE,           fund            is contained    reviewed       Vergara
the                      Meeting          a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the
Consultative                              element of the         technical and                       the Work        progress
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            made on
Smaller                                   Partnership for        support to the                                      the
Economies                                 Development 2002-      group                                               implement
(CGSE),                                   2005.                                                                      ation of
Panama,                                                                                                              the Hemis-
January 29-                                                                                                          pheric
30, 2003                                                                                                             Cooperatio
                                                                                                                     n
                                                                                                                     Program;
                                                                                                                     followed-
                                                                                                                     up on the
                                                                                                                     treatment
                                                                                                                     of
                                                                                                                     differences
                                                                                                                     in the
                                                                                                                     levels of
                                                                                                                     developme
                                                                                                                     nt and size
                                                                                                                     of
                                                                                                                     economies
                                                                                                                     ; and
                                                                                                                     followed-
                                                                                                                     up on
                                                                                                                     implement
                                                                                                                     ation of
                                                                                                                     business
                                                                                                                     facilitation
                                                                                                                     measures.
                                                                                                                     The Group
                                                                                                                     also
                                                                                                                     approved
                                                                                                                     guidelines
                                                                            - 27 -
Name, place     Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity    entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                           Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                           cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
                                                                                                                      for drafting
                                                                                                                      national
                                                                                                                      strategies
                                                                                                                      to
                                                                                                                      strengthen
                                                                                                                      trade-
                                                                                                                      related
                                                                                                                      capacities
                                                                                                                      of FTAA
                                                                                                                      countries.
Twentieth       FTAA      Twentieth        The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Gisela
meeting of      process   CGSE             creating the FTAA is   the CGSE,           fund            is contained    discussed      Vergara
the                       Meeting          a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   the report
                                                                                                                                th
Consultative                               element of the         technical and                       the Work        of the 13
Group on                                   Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            TNC
Smaller                                    Partnership for        support to the                                      meeting;
Economies                                  Development 2002-      group                                               followed-
(CGSE),                                    2005.                                                                      up on the
Puebla,                                                                                                               implement
Mexico. April                                                                                                         ation of
14-15, 2003                                                                                                           the Hemis-
                                                                                                                      pheric
                                                                                                                      Cooperatio
                                                                                                                      n
                                                                                                                      Program;
                                                                                                                      followed-
                                                                                                                      up on the
                                                                                                                      treatment
                                                                                                                      of
                                                                                                                      differences
                                                                                                                      in levels of
                                                                                                                      developme
                                                                                                                      nt and size
                                                                                                                      of
                                                                                                                      economies
                                                                                                                      ; and
                                                                                                                      followed-
                                                                                                                      up on
                                                                                                                      implement
                                                                           - 28 -
Name, place    Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity   entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                          Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                          cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
                                                                                                                     ation of
                                                                                                                     business
                                                                                                                     facilitation
                                                                                                                     measures.
                                                                                                                     The TPC
                                                                                                                     reported
                                                                                                                     on the
                                                                                                                     status of
                                                                                                                     the
                                                                                                                     Technical
                                                                                                                     Assistance
                                                                                                                     Database.
                                                                                                                     The Group
                                                                                                                     also
                                                                                                                     requested
                                                                                                                     the TPC to
                                                                                                                     report to
                                                                                                                     each
                                                                                                                     FTAA
                                                                                                                     negotiating
                                                                                                                     group on
                                                                                                                     mandates
                                                                                                                     of the
                                                                                                                     CGSE and
                                                                                                                     the
                                                                                                                     Hemispher
                                                                                                                     ic
                                                                                                                     Cooperatio
                                                                                                                     n
                                                                                                                     Program.
Twenty-first   FTAA      Twenty-first     The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The Group      Gisela
meeting of     process   CGSE             creating the FTAA is   the CGSE,           fund            is contained    followed-      Vergara
the                      Meeting          a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   up on the
Consultative                              element of the         technical and                       the Work        implement
Group on                                  Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            ation of
Smaller                                   Partnership for        support to the                                      the Hemis-
Economies                                 Development 2002-      group                                               pheric
(CGSE),                                   2005.                                                                      Cooperatio
Puebla,                                                                                                              n
                                                                         - 29 -
Name, place    Organ-   Description of   Relationship with      Role played by    Source of       Relationship   Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing    the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency    funding for     between the                   member
the activity   entity                    and Inter-American     in the activity   participation   activity and                  respon-
                                         Program and/or                           by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                         cooperation projects                     dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
Mexico. June                                                                                                     Program;
16-17, 2003                                                                                                      followed-
                                                                                                                 up on the
                                                                                                                 treatment
                                                                                                                 of
                                                                                                                 differences
                                                                                                                 in levels of
                                                                                                                 developme
                                                                                                                 nt and size
                                                                                                                 of
                                                                                                                 economies
                                                                                                                 ; and
                                                                                                                 followed-
                                                                                                                 up on
                                                                                                                 implement
                                                                                                                 ation of
                                                                                                                 business
                                                                                                                 facilitation
                                                                                                                 measures.
                                                                                                                 The Group
                                                                                                                 also
                                                                                                                 reviewed
                                                                                                                 the status
                                                                                                                 of national
                                                                                                                 strategies
                                                                                                                 to
                                                                                                                 strengthen
                                                                                                                 trade-
                                                                                                                 related
                                                                                                                 capacities
                                                                                                                 of FTAA
                                                                                                                 countries.
                                                                             - 30 -

Name, place     Organ-    Description of   Relationship with        Role played by     Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,      the dependency     funding for     between the                    member
the activity    entity                     and Inter-American       in the activity    participation   activity and                   respon-
                                           Program and/or                              by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                           cooperation projects                        dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Twentieth       FTAA      Twentieth        Economic                 As a member of     OAS regular     This activity   The            Jorge
Meeting of      process   SOC Meeting      diversification and      the Tripartite     fund            is part of      Committee      Mario
the                                        integration, trade       Committee, the                     point A of      furthered      Martínez
Committee of                               liberalization and       Trade Unit                         the Work        discussion     and
Government                                 market access            provides support                   Plan.           s on ways      Rosine
Representativ                              constitute one of the    to this                                            to increase    Plank
es on the                                  priorities established   Committee.                                         participatio
Participation                              in the Strategic Plan                                                       n of civil
of Civil                                   for Partnership for                                                         society in
Society                                    Development 2002-                                                           the FTAA
(SOC).                                     2005. The process                                                           negotiation
Panama,                                    of creating the FTAA                                                        s process;
January 27-                                is a fundamental                                                            and
28, 2003.                                  element in this                                                             discussed
                                           context.                                                                    the
                                                                                                                       organizatio
                                                                                                                       n of
                                                                                                                       regional
                                                                                                                       seminars
                                                                                                                       and civil
                                                                                                                       society
                                                                                                                       forums as
                                                                                                                       well as
                                                                                                                       improvem
                                                                                                                       ents to the
                                                                                                                       FTAA
                                                                                                                       Official
                                                                                                                       Website.
Twenty-first    FTAA      Twenty-first     Economic                 As a member of     OAS regular     This activity   The            Paul
Meeting of      process   SOC Meeting      diversification and      the Tripartite     fund            is part of      Committee      Fisher and
the                                        integration, trade       Committee, the                     point A of      furthered      Barbara
Committee of                               liberalization and       Trade Unit                         the Work        discussion     Kotschwar
Government                                 market access            provides support                   Plan.           s on ways
Representativ                              constitute one of the    to this                                            to increase
es on the                                  priorities established   Committee.                                         participatio
Participation                              in the Strategic Plan                                                       n of civil
                                                                           - 31 -
Name, place      Organ-   Description of   Relationship with      Role played by    Source of       Relationship   Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of      izing    the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency    funding for     between the                  member
the activity     entity                    and Inter-American     in the activity   participation   activity and                 respon-
                                           Program and/or                           by the          the Annual                   sible for
                                           cooperation projects                     dependency      Work Plan                    the activity
of Civil                                   for Partnership for                                                     society in
Society                                    Development 2002-                                                       the FTAA
(SOC).                                     2005. The process                                                       negotiation
Puebla,                                    of creating the FTAA                                                    s process.
Mexico. April,                             is a fundamental                                                        The
24-25, 2003.                               element in this                                                         Committee
                                           context.                                                                also
                                                                                                                   reached
                                                                                                                   agreement
                                                                                                                   on
                                                                                                                   organizatio
                                                                                                                   n of
                                                                                                                   thematic
                                                                                                                   meetings
                                                                                                                   with
                                                                                                                   delegation
                                                                                                                   s
                                                                                                                   comprising
                                                                                                                   governme
                                                                                                                   nt & non-
                                                                                                                   governme
                                                                                                                   ntal
                                                                                                                   representa
                                                                                                                   tives; the
                                                                                                                   launching
                                                                                                                   of the
                                                                                                                   official
                                                                                                                   FTAA
                                                                                                                   website
                                                                                                                   with
                                                                                                                   significant
                                                                                                                   changes in
                                                                                                                   presentati
                                                                                                                   on; and
                                                                                                                   the
                                                                                                                   drafting of
                                                                                                                   a revised
                                                                                                                   open
                                                                                                                   invitation
                                                                              - 32 -
Name, place      Organ-    Description of   Relationship with        Role played by     Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of      izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,      the dependency     funding for     between the                    member
the activity     entity                     and Inter-American       in the activity    participation   activity and                   respon-
                                            Program and/or                              by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                            cooperation projects                        dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
                                                                                                                        with
                                                                                                                        updated
                                                                                                                        informatio
                                                                                                                        n.
First            FTAA      First thematic   Economic                 As a member of     OAS regular     This activity   The theme      Paul
Thematic         process   meeting – Sao    diversification and      the Tripartite     fund            is part of      of the         Fisher
Meeting with               Paulo            integration, trade       Committee, the                     point A of      meeting
the                                         liberalization and       Trade Unit                         the Work        was
Participation                               market access            provides support                   Plan.           agriculture
of Civil                                    constitute one of the    to this                                            and
Society of the                              priorities established   Committee.                                         discussed
Hemisphere.                                 in the Strategic Plan                                                       the
Sau Paulo,                                  for Partnership for                                                         following
Brazil. June                                Development 2002-                                                           topics:
25, 2003.                                   2005. The process                                                           market
                                            of creating the FTAA                                                        access,
                                            is a fundamental                                                            elimination
                                            element in this                                                             of export
                                            context.                                                                    subsidies,
                                                                                                                        and the
                                                                                                                        application
                                                                                                                        of
                                                                                                                        disciplines
                                                                                                                        to other
                                                                                                                        practices
                                                                                                                        that distort
                                                                                                                        trade in
                                                                                                                        agricultural
                                                                                                                        products;
                                                                                                                        the effects
                                                                                                                        of
                                                                                                                        hemispheri
                                                                                                                        c trade
                                                                                                                        liberalizati
                                                                                                                        on on
                                                                                                                        small and
                                                                                                                        medium-
                                                                                                                        sized
                                                                                                                        farmers
                                                                              - 33 -
Name, place      Organ-    Description of   Relationship with        Role played by     Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of      izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,      the dependency     funding for     between the                    member
the activity     entity                     and Inter-American       in the activity    participation   activity and                   respon-
                                            Program and/or                              by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                            cooperation projects                        dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
                                                                                                                        and the
                                                                                                                        family
                                                                                                                        farm;
                                                                                                                        agriculture
                                                                                                                        and
                                                                                                                        sustainabl
                                                                                                                        e
                                                                                                                        agricultural
                                                                                                                        developme
                                                                                                                        nt; and the
                                                                                                                        effects of
                                                                                                                        hemispheri
                                                                                                                        c trade
                                                                                                                        liberalizati
                                                                                                                        on on the
                                                                                                                        agri-
                                                                                                                        business
                                                                                                                        sector.
Twenty-          FTAA      Twenty-          Economic                 As a member of     OAS regular     This activity   The            Paul
second           process   second SOC       diversification and      the Tripartite     fund            is part of      Committee      Fisher
Meeting of                 meeting          integration, trade       Committee, the                     point A of      discussed
the                                         liberalization and       Trade Unit                         the Work        the
Committee of                                market access            provides support                   Plan.           thematic
Government                                  constitute one of the    to this                                            meeting
Representativ                               priorities established   Committee.                                         on
es on the                                   in the Strategic Plan                                                       agriculture
Participation                               for Partnership for                                                         , the report
of Civil                                    Development 2002-                                                           on the
Society                                     2005. The process                                                           preparatio
(SOC). Sau                                  of creating the FTAA                                                        n of the
Paulo, Brazil.                              is a fundamental                                                            thematic
June 26-27,                                 element in this                                                             meeting
2003.                                       context.                                                                    on
                                                                                                                        services
                                                                                                                        and the
                                                                                                                        programmi
                                                                                                                        ng of
                                                                                                                        future
                                                                                                                        thematic
                                                                         - 34 -
Name, place    Organ-   Description of   Relationship with      Role played by    Source of       Relationship   Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing    the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency    funding for     between the                   member
the activity   entity                    and Inter-American     in the activity   participation   activity and                  respon-
                                         Program and/or                           by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                         cooperation projects                     dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
                                                                                                                 meetings;
                                                                                                                 drafted the
                                                                                                                   th
                                                                                                                 4 report
                                                                                                                 of the
                                                                                                                 Committee
                                                                                                                 ; and
                                                                                                                 followed-
                                                                                                                 up on the
                                                                                                                 TNC-
                                                                                                                 Puebla
                                                                                                                 Guidance
                                                                                                                 and
                                                                                                                 Instruction
                                                                                                                 s. The
                                                                                                                 Chair
                                                                                                                 presented
                                                                                                                 his Report
                                                                                                                 to the
                                                                                                                 TNC-El
                                                                                                                 Salvador.
                                                                                                                 The
                                                                                                                 Committee
                                                                                                                 also
                                                                                                                 received a
                                                                                                                 report on
                                                                                                                 the
                                                                                                                 preparatio
                                                                                                                 n of the
                                                                                                                 Americas
                                                                                                                 Business
                                                                                                                 Forum and
                                                                                                                 the Civil
                                                                                                                 Society
                                                                                                                 Forum, to
                                                                                                                 be held in
                                                                                                                 parallel
                                                                                                                 with the
                                                                                                                 Miami
                                                                                                                 Ministerial.
                                                                             - 35 -

Name, place      Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of      izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity     entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                            Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                            cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Ninth meeting    FTAA      Ninth TCI        The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The            Rosine
of the           process   Meeting          creating the FTAA is   the Committee,      fund            is contained    Committee      Plank and
Technical                                   a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   discussed      César
Committee                                   element of the         technical and                       the Work        the draft      Parga
on                                          Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            text on
Institutional                               Partnership for        support                                             general
Affairs (TCI),                              Development 2002-                                                          and
Panama,                                     2005.                                                                      institutiona
February 5-7,                                                                                                          l issues of
2003                                                                                                                   the FTAA;
                                                                                                                       and
                                                                                                                       discussed
                                                                                                                       the
                                                                                                                       architectur
                                                                                                                       e and
                                                                                                                       structure
                                                                                                                       of the
                                                                                                                       agreement
                                                                                                                       .
Tenth            FTAA      Tenth TCI        The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The            Rosine
meeting of       process   Meeting          creating the FTAA is   the Committee,      fund            is contained    Committee      Plank and
the Technical                               a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   discussed      César
Committee                                   element of the         technical and                       the Work        the draft      Parga
on                                          Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            chapter on
Institutional                               Partnership for        support                                             provisions
Affairs (TCI),                              Development 2002-                                                          related to
Puebla, May                                 2005.                                                                      the
1-2, 2003                                                                                                              institutiona
                                                                                                                       l
                                                                                                                       framework
                                                                                                                       , the costs
                                                                                                                       of
                                                                                                                       implementi
                                                                                                                       ng the
                                                                                                                       agreement
                                                                                                                       , and the
                                                                             - 36 -
Name, place      Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of      izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity     entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                            Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                            cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
                                                                                                                       annexes.
                                                                                                                       The
                                                                                                                       Committee
                                                                                                                       also
                                                                                                                       reviewed
                                                                                                                       submissio
                                                                                                                       ns
                                                                                                                       received
                                                                                                                       from civil
                                                                                                                       society.
Eleventh         FTAA      Eleventh TCI     The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The            Rosine
meeting of       process   Meeting          creating the FTAA is   the Committee,      fund            is contained    Committee      Plank,
the Technical                               a fundamental          provide                             in point A of   discussed      César
Committee                                   element of the         technical and                       the Work        the draft      Parga and
on                                          Strategic Plan for     analytical                          Plan            chapter on     Cesar
Institutional                               Partnership for        support                                             provisions     Fabian
Affairs (TCI),                              Development 2002-                                                          related to     Victora
Puebla, May                                 2005.                                                                      the
29-30, 2003                                                                                                            institutiona
                                                                                                                       l
                                                                                                                       framework
                                                                                                                       , the costs
                                                                                                                       of
                                                                                                                       implementi
                                                                                                                       ng the
                                                                                                                       agreement
                                                                                                                       , and the
                                                                                                                       annexes.
                                                                                                                       The
                                                                                                                       Committee
                                                                                                                       also
                                                                                                                       reviewed
                                                                                                                       the
                                                                                                                       submissio
                                                                                                                       ns
                                                                                                                       received
                                                                                                                       from civil
                                                                                                                       society.
Twelfth          FTAA      Twelfth TCI      The process of         At the request of   OAS regular     This activity   The            Rosine
                                                                            - 37 -
Name, place      Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by    Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of      izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency    funding for     between the                    member
the activity     entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity   participation   activity and                   respon-
                                            Program and/or                           by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                            cooperation projects                     dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
meeting of       process   Meeting          creating the FTAA is   the Committee,    fund            is contained    Committee      Plank,
the Technical                               a fundamental          provide                           in point A of   discussed      César
Committee                                   element of the         technical and                     the Work        the            Parga and
on                                          Strategic Plan for     analytical                        Plan            architectur    Cesar
Institutional                               Partnership for        support                                           e and          Fabian
Affairs (TCI),                              Development 2002-                                                        structure      Victora
Puebla, June                                2005.                                                                    of FTAA
23-24, 2003                                                                                                          agreement
                                                                                                                     ;
                                                                                                                     discussed
                                                                                                                     the draft
                                                                                                                     chapter
                                                                                                                     institutiona
                                                                                                                     l issues;
                                                                                                                     and
                                                                                                                     reviewed
                                                                                                                     submissio
                                                                                                                     ns
                                                                                                                     received
                                                                                                                     from civil
                                                                                                                     society.
                                                                           - 38 -

Name, place     Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by    Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency    funding for     between the                   member
the activity    entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity   participation   activity and                  respon-
                                           Program and/or                           by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                           cooperation projects                     dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Sixteenth       FTAA      Sixteenth        The process of         As a member of    OAS regular     This activity   The           Trade Unit
Meeting of      process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the Tripartite    fund            is contained    ADM/TNC       Director,
the TNC Sub-              ADM              a fundamental          Committee, the                    in point A of   considered    Jose
Committee                                  element of the         Trade Unit                        the Work        the draft     Manuel
on Budget                                  Strategic Plan for     participates in                   Plan            calendar      Salazar,
and                                        Partnership for        the meetings of                                   of            Rosine
Administratio                              Development 2002-      this Committee                                    meetings      Plank-
n (ADM),                                   2005.                                                                    for FTAA      Brumback
Puebla,                                                                                                             entities
Mexico. April                                                                                                       and
8, 2003                                                                                                             considered
                                                                                                                    the reports
                                                                                                                    of the
                                                                                                                    Executive
                                                                                                                    Director of
                                                                                                                    the
                                                                                                                    Administra
                                                                                                                    tive
                                                                                                                    Secretariat
                                                                                                                    relating to
                                                                                                                    the
                                                                                                                    transfer of
                                                                                                                    the
                                                                                                                    Secretariat
                                                                                                                    to Puebla,
                                                                                                                    Mexico
                                                                                                                    and to the
                                                                                                                    Secretariat
                                                                                                                    operations
                                                                                                                    for the
                                                                                                                    period
                                                                                                                    Nov.2002
                                                                                                                    to Feb.
                                                                                                                    2003.
Thirteenth      FTAA      Thirteenth       The process of         As a member of    OAS regular     This activity   The TNC       Trade Unit
meeting of      process   TNC meeting      creating the FTAA is   the Tripartite    fund            is part of      discussed     Director,
                                                                           - 39 -
Name, place     Organ-    Description of   Relationship with      Role played by    Source of       Relationship    Results       Staff          Remarks
and date of     izing     the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency    funding for     between the                   member
the activity    entity                     and Inter-American     in the activity   participation   activity and                  respon-
                                           Program and/or                           by the          the Annual                    sible for
                                           cooperation projects                     dependency      Work Plan                     the activity
the Trade                                  a fundamental          Committee, the                    Point A of      general       Jose
Negotiations                               element of the         Trade Unit                        the Work        considerati   Manuel
Committee                                  Strategic Plan for     always provides                   Plan.           ons on the    Salazar,
(TNC),                                     Partnership for        support to the                                    status of     Sherry
Puebla,                                    Development 2002-      TNC meetings.                                     the FTAA      Stephenso
Mexico. April                              2005.                                                                    negotiation   n, Maryse
9-11, 2003                                                                                                          s and set     Robert
                                                                                                                    out           and
                                                                                                                    guidance      Rosine
                                                                                                                    and           Plank-
                                                                                                                    instruction   Brumback
                                                                                                                    s to the
                                                                                                                    FTAA
                                                                                                                    entities.
Seventeenth     FTAA      Seventeenth      The process of         As a member of    OAS regular     This activity   The           Trade Unit
Meeting of      process   meeting of the   creating the FTAA is   the Tripartite    fund            is contained    ADM/TNC       Director,
the TNC Sub-              ADM              a fundamental          Committee, the                    in point A of   addressed     Jose
Committee                                  element of the         Trade Unit                        the Work        issues        Manuel
on Budget                                  Strategic Plan for     participates in                   Plan            related to    Salazar,
and                                        Partnership for        the meetings of                                   requests      Rosine
Administratio                              Development 2002-      this Committee                                    for           Plank-
n (ADM),                                   2005.                                                                    additional    Brumback
Puebla,                                                                                                             resources
Mexico. May                                                                                                         identified
6-7, 2003                                                                                                           by the
                                                                                                                    Administra
                                                                                                                    tive
                                                                                                                    Secretariat
                                                                                                                    .
                                                                                 - 40 -

Name, place       Organ-       Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results         Staff          Remarks
and date of       izing        the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                     member
the activity      entity                        and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                    respon-
                                                Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                      sible for
                                                cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                       the activity
1-Support to the FTAA Negotiations and other relevant Trade Unit activities
Training          Govern                        The process of         Trade Unit staff    SIECA           This activity   Provided an     Barbara        Training
session for the   ment of                       creating the FTAA is   co-organized                        is contained    overview of:    Kotschwar      provided
negotiating       Hondura                       a fundamental          and instructed                      in point D of   the             , Rosine       in
team of           s,                            element of the         training sessions                   the Work        international   Plank,         response
Honduras.         SIECA                         Strategic Plan for     for government                      Plan            trade           Theresa        to the 90-
Tegucigalpa,      and                           Partnership for        officials.                                          system;         Wetter,        Day
Honduras.         OAS                           Development 2002-                                                          relevant        and            Priority
January 9-14,     Trade                         2005.                                                                      subregional     Patricio       Projects
2003              Unit                                                                                                     agreements      Contreras      under the
                                                                                                                           and; specific                  National
                                                                                                                           aspects of                     Action
                                                                                                                           trade, such                    Plan of
                                                                                                                           as                             the
                                                                                                                           investment,                    Republic
                                                                                                                           standards,                     of
                                                                                                                           services                       Honduras
                                                                                                                           and dispute
                                                                                                                           settlement.
Workshop on       Ministry                      The process of         Trade Unit staff    Regular Funds   This activity   Promote the     Maryse
Investment in     of                            creating the FTAA is   co-organized                        is contained    understandi     Robert
the FTAA.         Foreign                       a fundamental          and instructed                      in point D of   ng of
Quito,            Affairs of                    element of the         training sessions                   the Work        negotiation
Ecuador.          Ecuador                       Strategic Plan for     for government                      Plan            issues on
January 10,       and                           Partnership for        officials and                                       investment,
2003              OAS                           Development 2002-      private sector.                                     as well as
                  Trade                         2005.                                                                      the process
                  Unit                                                                                                     of
                                                                                                                           formulating
                                                                                                                           offers. 25
                                                                                                                           participants
                                                                                                                           from the
                                                                                                                           public and
                                                                                                                           private
                                                                                                                           sectors.

Workshop on       Ministry                      The process of         Trade Unit staff    Regular Funds   This activity   Promote the     Sherry
                                                                                - 41 -
Name, place      Organ-       Description of   Relationship with      Role played by      Source of       Relationship    Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of      izing        the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency      funding for     between the                    member
the activity     entity                        and Inter-American     in the activity     participation   activity and                   respon-
                                               Program and/or                             by the          the Annual                     sible for
                                               cooperation projects                       dependency      Work Plan                      the activity
Services and     of                            creating the FTAA is   co-organized                        is contained    understandi    Stephenso
Investment in    Foreign                       a fundamental          and instructed                      in point D of   ng of          n and
the FTAA. La     Affairs of                    element of the         training sessions                   the Work        services       Maryse
Paz, Bolivia.    Bolivia                       Strategic Plan for     for government                      Plan            and            Robert
January 14-15,   and                           Partnership for        officials and                                       investment
2003             OAS                           Development 2002-      private sector.                                     negotiation
                 Trade                         2005.                                                                      issues, as
                 Unit                                                                                                     well as the
                                                                                                                          process of
                                                                                                                          formulating
                                                                                                                          offers. 30
                                                                                                                          participants
                                                                                                                          from the
                                                                                                                          public and
                                                                                                                          private
                                                                                                                          sectors.
Workshop on      Ministry     Workshop on      The process of         Trade Unit staff    CRII /IDB       This activity   A panel of     José M.
Europe and       of           Europe and       creating the FTAA is   made                                is contained    experts,       Salazar-
Latin America    Foreign      Latin America    a fundamental          presentation on                     in point D of   from the       Xirinachs
in the Global    Affairs of   in the Global    element of the         the relations                       the Work        public and
Economy:         Italy and    Economy          Strategic Plan for     between the                         Plan.           private
How to           the IDB                       Partnership for        European Union                                      sectors,
strengthen                                     Development 2002-      and Central                                         provided
their                                          2005.                  America,                                            perspectiv
economic                                                              Mexico, and the                                     es on the
relations.                                                            Caribbean, in                                       present
Milan, Italy.                                                         the context of                                      state of
January 15-                                                           the FTAA                                            European
16, 2003.                                                             Negotiations.                                       Union and
                                                                                                                          Latin
                                                                                                                          America
                                                                                                                          relations
                                                                                                                          and on
                                                                                                                          perspectiv
                                                                                                                          es for
                                                                                                                          developme
                                                                                                                          nt.
CARICOM          Caribbe                       The process of         Trade Unit staff    Regular Funds   This activity   Promote the    Maryse
Technical        an                            creating the FTAA is   co-organized                        is contained    understandi    Robert
                                                                                        - 42 -
Name, place      Organ-        Description of       Relationship with        Role played by        Source of       Relationship       Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of      izing         the activity         the Strategic Plan,      the dependency        funding for     between the                       member
the activity     entity                             and Inter-American       in the activity       participation   activity and                      respon-
                                                    Program and/or                                 by the          the Annual                        sible for
                                                    cooperation projects                           dependency      Work Plan                         the activity
Working Group    Negotiati                          a fundamental            and instructed                        in point D of      ng of
on Investment.   ng                                 element of the           training sessions                     the Work           investment
Nassau,          Machine                            Strategic Plan for       for private                           Plan               negotiation
Bahamas.         ry                                 Partnership for          sector.                                                  issues. 25
January 19-21,   (RNM),                             Development 2002-                                                                 participants
2003             Govern                             2005.                                                                             from the
                 ment of                                                                                                              public
                 Canada,                                                                                                              sector.
                 and
                 OAS
                 Trade
                 Unit
Services         Caribbe                            The process of           Trade Unit staff      Regular Funds   This activity      Promote the    Sherry
workshop for     an                                 creating the FTAA is     co-organized                          is contained       understandi    Stephenso
members of       Negotiati                          a fundamental            and instructed                        in point D of      ng of          n
the CARICOM      ng                                 element of the           training sessions                     the Work           services
Technical        Machine                            Strategic Plan for       for government                        Plan               negotiation
Working Group    ry                                 Partnership for          officials.                                               issues, as
on Services.     (RNM),                             Development 2002-                                                                 well as the
Georgetown,      and                                2005.                                                                             process of
Guyana.          OAS                                                                                                                  formulating
January 26,      Trade                                                                                                                offers.
2003             Unit
Workshop         Ministry of   Public               The process of           Trade Unit staff      Regular Funds   This activity is   Promote        Sherry
“Services        Foreign       awareness            creating the FTAA is a   co-organized and                      contained in       public         Stephenson
Trade            Trade         seminar on           fundamental element      instructed training                   point D of the     awareness
Liberalization   and           Services.            of the Strategic Plan    sessions for over                     Work Plan          of major
and Ongoing      Internatio                         for Partnership for      100 participants                                         issues
Services         nal                                Development 2002-        from private sector                                      related to
Negotiations”.   Cooperati                          2005.                    and media.                                               the services
Georgetown,      on, and                                                                                                              negotiations
Guyana.          OAS                                                                                                                  in the WTO
January 27,      Trade                                                                                                                and the
2003             Unit                                                                                                                 FTAA.

Services         Ministry of   Services             The process of           Trade Unit staff      Regular Funds   This activity is   Promote        Sherry
workshop         Foreign       workshop for         creating the FTAA is a   co-organized and                      contained in       understandi    Stephenson
“Consideration   Trade         officials from the   fundamental element      instructed training                   point D of the     ng of issues
s for            and           Government of        of the Strategic Plan    sessions for                          Work Plan          related to
                                                                                    - 43 -
Name, place       Organ-       Description of   Relationship with        Role played by      Source of       Relationship       Results        Staff          Remarks
and date of       izing        the activity     the Strategic Plan,      the dependency      funding for     between the                       member
the activity      entity                        and Inter-American       in the activity     participation   activity and                      respon-
                                                Program and/or                               by the          the Annual                        sible for
                                                cooperation projects                         dependency      Work Plan                         the activity
Developing a      Internatio   Guyana           for Partnership for      government                                             services
National          nal                           Development 2002-        officials.                                             negotiations
Position on       Cooperati                     2005.                                                                           , as well as
Services”.        on, and                                                                                                       the process
Georgetown,       OAS                                                                                                           of
Guyana.           Trade                                                                                                         formulating
January 27,       Unit                                                                                                          offers.
2003
Consultation      Caribbe                       The process of           Trade Unit staff    RNM             This activity      Promote        Sherry
on Services for   an                            creating the FTAA is     provided                            is contained       understandi    Stephenso
members of        Negotiati                     a fundamental            commentary on                       in point D of      ng of issues   n
CARICOM.          ng                            element of the           session “Market                     the Work           related to
Nassau,           Machine                       Strategic Plan for       Access issues                       Plan               services
Bahamas.          ry                            Partnership for          for CARICOM                                            negotiations
March 24-25,      (RNM)                         Development 2002-        services exports                                       .
2003                                            2005.                    in Canada and
                                                                         the United
                                                                         States:
                                                                         Overview and
                                                                         implications for
                                                                         the FTAA
                                                                         negotiations”.
The Yale          The                           The process of           Trade Unit staff    Organizers      This activity is   Exchange       José M.
Conference on     University                    creating the FTAA is a   presented paper                     contained in       of ideas and   Salazar-
Hemispheric       of Yale                       fundamental element      on “The Politics                    point D of the     information    Xirinachs
Trade. New                                      of the Strategic Plan    and Future of                       Work Plan          on the past
Haven, April 2-                                 for Partnership for      Hemispheric                                            and future
4, 2003                                         Development 2002-        Trade”                                                 of
                                                2005.                                                                           hemispheric
                                                                                                                                trade.
PECC Trade        Pacific      PECC Trade       The process of           Trade Unit staff    Regular Fund    This activity is   Exchange       Sherry
Forum             Economi      Forum Seminar    creating the FTAA is a   participated as                     contained in       of ideas and   Stephenso
Seminar           c                             fundamental element      panelists on                        point D of the     information    n and
“Regionalism      Coopera                       of the Strategic Plan    “Issues in the                      Work Plan          on WTO-        Maryse
and WTO-          tion                          for Partnership for      treatment of                                           related        Robert
related trade     Council                       Development 2002-        investment in                                          trade issues
issues”.          (PECC),                       2005.                    regional
Washington,       Institute                                              agreements:
D.C., April 22,   for                                                    analytical issues
                                                                                   - 44 -
Name, place       Organ-       Description of   Relationship with        Role played by      Source of       Relationship       Results         Staff          Remarks
and date of       izing        the activity     the Strategic Plan,      the dependency      funding for     between the                        member
the activity      entity                        and Inter-American       in the activity     participation   activity and                       respon-
                                                Program and/or                               by the          the Annual                         sible for
                                                cooperation projects                         dependency      Work Plan                          the activity
2003              Internati                                              and comparative
                  onal                                                   perspectives” and
                  Economi                                                “Services in the
                  cs (IIE)                                               WTO: State of
                  & Latin                                                play and
                  America/                                               prospects for
                  Caribbe                                                progress”.
                  an and
                  Asia/Pac
                  ific
                  Economi
                  c and
                  Busines
                  s
                  Associati
                  on
                  (LAEBA)
Free trade        Institute                     The process of           Trade Unit staff                    This activity is                   José M.
agreements        for                           creating the FTAA is a   presented a paper                   contained in                       Salazar X.
and U.S. trade    Internatio                    fundamental element      on “Central                         point D of the
policy.           nal                           of the Strategic Plan    America and the                     Work Plan
Washington,       Economic                      for Partnership for      United States”.
D.C. May 7-8,     s (IIE)                       Development 2002-
2003                                            2005.

Information       Ministry                      The process of           Trade Unit staff    OAS/CEPCIDI     This activity      The main        Sherry         National
gathering         of                            creating the FTAA is     met with                            is contained       objective       Stephenso      Trade
mission to        Investm                       a fundamental            representatives                     in point D of      was to          n, Patricio    Capacity
prepare the       ent and                       element of the           of each                             the Work           include in      Contreras      Building
National          Trade,                        Strategic Plan for       institution for                     Plan               the Strategy    and Paul       Strategy
Capacity          and the                       Partnership for          information                                            the relevant    Fisher.
Building          OAS                           Development 2002-        gathering. The                                         information
Strategy of       Trade                         2005.                    information                                            necessary
Belize.           Unit                                                   gathering                                              to present to
Belmopan,                                                                exercise was                                           potential
Belize, May 11-                                                          conducted                                              donors –
14, 2003                                                                 following the                                          both public
                                                                         template agreed                                        and private-
                                                                         to by the FTAA                                         well defined
                                                                                     - 45 -
Name, place      Organ-        Description of   Relationship with        Role played by         Source of       Relationship       Results          Staff          Remarks
and date of      izing         the activity     the Strategic Plan,      the dependency         funding for     between the                         member
the activity     entity                         and Inter-American       in the activity        participation   activity and                        respon-
                                                Program and/or                                  by the          the Annual                          sible for
                                                cooperation projects                            dependency      Work Plan                           the activity
                                                                         Consulttive                                               and
                                                                         Group on                                                  articulated
                                                                         Smaller                                                   needs with
                                                                         Economies.                                                an
                                                                                                                                   appropriate
                                                                                                                                   justification.
Investment       JAMPRO                         The process of           Trade Unit staff       JAMPRO          This activity is   Promote          Maryse
Workshop.                                       creating the FTAA is a   presented topic                        contained in       understandi      Robert
Kingston,                                       fundamental element      entitled                               point D of the     ng of
Jamaica. May                                    of the Strategic Plan    “Investment issues                     Work Plan          investment
12-13, 2003                                     for Partnership for      in international                                          issues in
                                                Development 2002-        agreements”                                               investment
                                                2005.                                                                              agreements
                                                                                                                                   .
Information      Bahamas                        The process of           Trade Unit staff       OAS/CEPCIDI     This activity is   The main         Pamela         National
gathering        Trade                          creating the FTAA is a   met with                               contained in       objective        Coke-          Trade
mission to       Commissi                       fundamental element      representatives of                     point D of the     was to           Hamilton,      Capacity
prepare the      on,                            of the Strategic Plan    each institution for                   Work Plan          include in       Barbara        Building
National Trade   Ministry of                    for Partnership for      information                                               the Strategy     Kotschwar      Strategy
Capacity         Trade of                       Development 2002-        gathering. The                                            the relevant     and Rafael
Building         the                            2005.                    information                                               information      Benke
Strategy of      Bahamas                                                 gathering exercise                                        necessary
Bahamas.         and the                                                 was conducted                                             to present to
Nassau, May      OAS                                                     following the                                             potential
20-22, 2003      Trade                                                   template agreed to                                        donors –
                 Unit                                                    by the FTAA                                               both public
                                                                         Consultative                                              and private-
                                                                         Group on Smaller                                          well defined
                                                                         Economies.                                                and
                                                                                                                                   articulated
                                                                                                                                   needs with
                                                                                                                                   an
                                                                                                                                   appropriate
                                                                                                                                   justification.
Information      Ministry of                    The process of           Trade Unit staff       OAS/CEPCIDI     This activity is   The main         José M.        National
gathering        Foreign                        creating the FTAA is a   met with                               contained in       objective        Salazar,       Trade
mission to       Affairs of                     fundamental element      representatives of                     point D of the     was to           Maryse         Capacity
prepare the      Uruguay                        of the Strategic Plan    each institution for                   Work Plan          include in       Robert,        Building
National Trade   and the                        for Partnership for      information                                               the Strategy     Theresa        Strategy
                                                                                - 46 -
Name, place    Organ-      Description of   Relationship with        Role played by        Source of       Relationship       Results          Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing       the activity     the Strategic Plan,      the dependency        funding for     between the                         member
the activity   entity                       and Inter-American       in the activity       participation   activity and                        respon-
                                            Program and/or                                 by the          the Annual                          sible for
                                            cooperation projects                           dependency      Work Plan                           the activity
Capacity       OAS                          Development 2002-        gathering. The                                           the relevant     Wetter, and
Building       Trade                        2005.                    information                                              information      César
Strategy of    Unit                                                  gathering exercise                                       necessary        Parga
Uruguay.                                                             was conducted                                            to present to
Montevideo,                                                          following the                                            potential
Uruguay. May                                                         template agreed to                                       donors –
21-23, 2003                                                          by the FTAA                                              both public
                                                                     Consultative                                             and private-
                                                                     Group on Smaller                                         well defined
                                                                     Economies.                                               and
                                                                                                                              articulated
                                                                                                                              needs with
                                                                                                                              an
                                                                                                                              appropriate
                                                                                                                              justification.
Seminar on     Andean      Seminar on       The process of           Trade Unit staff      Regular Funds   This activity is   Exchange         Sherry
Services.      Commu       Services         creating the FTAA is a   instructed training                   contained in       of ideas and     Stephenso
Lima, Peru,    nity                         fundamental element      sessions for                          point D of the     information      n and
May 27-30,     Secretari                    of the Strategic Plan    government                            Work Plan          between          Patricio
2003           at,                          for Partnership for      officials.                                               Andean           Contreras
               IDB/INT                      Development 2002-                                                                 Community
               AL and                       2005.                                                                             negotiators
               UNCTA                                                                                                          and experts
               D                                                                                                              from IDB,
                                                                                                                              UNCTAD
                                                                                                                              and the
                                                                                                                              OAS in the
                                                                                                                              areas of
                                                                                                                              financial
                                                                                                                              services,
                                                                                                                              movment of
                                                                                                                              natural
                                                                                                                              persons,
                                                                                                                              and
                                                                                                                              domestic
                                                                                                                              regulation,
                                                                                                                              among
                                                                                                                              others.
Investment     CARICO      Investment       The process of           Trade Unit staff      CARICOM         This activity is   Promote          Maryse
                                                                                   - 47 -
Name, place       Organ-      Description of   Relationship with        Role played by        Source of       Relationship     Results         Staff          Remarks
and date of       izing       the activity     the Strategic Plan,      the dependency        funding for     between the                      member
the activity      entity                       and Inter-American       in the activity       participation   activity and                     respon-
                                               Program and/or                                 by the          the Annual                       sible for
                                               cooperation projects                           dependency      Work Plan                        the activity
workshop for      M           workshop for     creating the FTAA is a   co-organized and      Secretariat,    contained in     understandi     Robert
government        Secretari   government       fundamental element      instructed training   IDB &           point D of the   ng of
officials of      at, with    officials of     of the Strategic Plan    sessions for          UNCTAD          Work Plan        investment
CARICOM.          support     CARICOM          for Partnership for      government                                             issues in
Port-of-Spain,    of IDB &                     Development 2002-        officials,                                             international
Trinidad. June    UNCTA                        2005.                    representatives of                                     agreements
5-7, 2003         D                                                     the RNM,                                               .
                                                                        academia, labor
                                                                        unions and
                                                                        consultants.
Workshop on       Ministry                     The process of           Trade Unit staff      OAS/CEPCIDI     This activity    Promote the     Sherry
Services for      of                           creating the FTAA is     co-organized                          is contained     understandi     Stephenso
governmental      Investm                      a fundamental            and instructed                        in point D of    ng of           n, Patricio
officials and     ent and                      element of the           training sessions                     the Work         services        Contreras
representatives   Trade,                       Strategic Plan for       for government                        Plan             negotiation     and Paul
of the private    and                          Partnership for          officials.                                             issues.         Fisher.
sector of         OAS                          Development 2002-
Belize.           Trade                        2005.
Belmopan,         Unit
Belize, June
30, 2003
Information       Ministry                     The process of           Trade Unit staff      OAS/CEPCIDI     This activity    The main        Sherry         National
gathering         of                           creating the FTAA is     met with                              is contained     objective       Stephenso      Trade
mission to        Investm                      a fundamental            representatives                       in point D of    was to          n, Patricio    Capacity
prepare the       ent and                      element of the           of each                               the Work         include in      Contreras      Building
National          Trade,                       Strategic Plan for       institution for                       Plan             the Strategy    and Paul       Strategy
Capacity          and the                      Partnership for          information                                            the relevant    Fisher.
Building          OAS                          Development 2002-        gathering. The                                         information
Strategy of       Trade                        2005.                    information                                            necessary
Belize.           Unit                                                  gathering                                              to present to
Belmopan,                                                               exercise was                                           potential
Belize, June                                                            conducted                                              donors –
31-July 2, 2003                                                         following the                                          both public
                                                                        template agreed                                        and private-
                                                                        to by the FTAA                                         well defined
                                                                        Consulttive                                            and
                                                                        Group on                                               articulated
                                                                        Smaller                                                needs with
                                                                        Economies.                                             an
                                                                         - 48 -
Name, place    Organ-   Description of   Relationship with      Role played by    Source of       Relationship   Results          Staff          Remarks
and date of    izing    the activity     the Strategic Plan,    the dependency    funding for     between the                     member
the activity   entity                    and Inter-American     in the activity   participation   activity and                    respon-
                                         Program and/or                           by the          the Annual                      sible for
                                         cooperation projects                     dependency      Work Plan                       the activity
                                                                                                                 appropriate
                                                                                                                 justification.
                                                                                 - 49 -

                                               Relationship with the                                            Relationship                     Staff
                                                                                               Source of
 Name, place       Organ-                       Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                       between the                    member
                             Description of                                                   funding for
and date of the     izing                         Inter-American       dependency in the                        activity and     Results     respon-sible   Remarks
                              the activity                                                  participation by
   activity        entity                        Program and/or             activity                             the Annual                     for the
                                                                                            the dependency
                                               cooperation projects                                              Work Plan                      activity

2- Foreign Trade Information System (SICE)
Maintain the      SICE      Continue          Disseminating            As part of the       OAS regular        This activity   http://www    SICE staff
SICE                        restructuring     information on           Trade Unit,          fund               is part of      .sice.oas.o
Website                     the SICE          economic                 SICE plays an                           point B of      rg
                            Website to        integration and trade    important role in                       the Work
                            make it more      liberalization is a      providing                               Plan.
                            user-friendly     fundamental              information on
                            and to            element of the           trade
                            facilitate the    Strategic Plan for       liberalization
                            growth of the     Partnership for          and on the
                            site.             Development 2002-        Hemispheric
                                              2005. This is being      process of
                                              operationalized          economic
                                              through the creation     integration.
                                              of sections on
                                              specific trade topics
                                              and a section
                                              devoted to following
                                              new trade policy
                                              developments.

Maintain and      SICE/     Improve the       Support to the           As part of the       OAS regular        This activity   http://www    SICE /
improve the       Trade     Trade Unit        efforts toward           Trade Unit,          fund               is part of      .sice.oas.o   Trade Unit
Trade Unit        Unit      Website to        economic                 SICE plays an                           point B of      rg/TUnit/tu   staff
website                     better            integration, trade       important role in                       the Work        nite.asp
                            disseminate       liberalization and       providing                               Plan.
                            Trade Unit        market access and        information on
                            information.      to the process of        trade
                                              creating the FTAA        liberalization
                                              which is a               and on the
                                              fundamental              Hemispheric
                                              element of the           process of
                                              Strategic Plan for       economic
                                              Partnership for          integration.
                                              Development 2002-
                                              2005.
                                                                                 - 50 -
                                               Relationship with the                                            Relationship                      Staff
                                                                                               Source of
 Name, place       Organ-                       Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                        between the                    member
                             Description of                                                   funding for
and date of the     izing                         Inter-American       dependency in the                         activity and     Results     respon-sible   Remarks
                              the activity                                                  participation by
   activity        entity                         Program and/or            activity                              the Annual                     for the
                                                                                            the dependency
                                               cooperation projects                                               Work Plan                      activity
Maintain and      SICE      At the request    The process of           SICE manages         OAS regular        This activity    http://www    SICE staff
improve the                 of the            creating the FTAA is     the FTAA official    fund               is part of       .ftaa-
FTAA                        Ministers of      a fundamental            website                                 point B of       alca.org
Official                    Trade and the     element of the           (http://www.ftaa-                       the Work
Website                     FTAA entities,    Strategic Plan for       alca.org) in                            Plan.
                            redesign, and     Partnership for          coordination
                            regularly         Development 2002-        with the
                            update the        2005.                    Tripartite
                            FTAA Official                              Committee. In
                            site to make it                            terms of the site
                            more attractive                            content, SICE
                            and to make                                maintains 80
                            the information                            percent, while
                            more                                       the IDB
                            accessible.                                maintains 20
                                                                       percent.

Maintain          FTAA      As mandated       The process of                                OAS regular        This activity    FTAA          SICE staff
FTAA              process   by Ministers in   creating the FTAA is                          fund               is part of       negotiator
Calendar of                 the Toronto       a fundamental                                                    point C of       s are kept
Activities                  Ministerial       element of the                                                   the Work         up to date
                            Declaration,      Strategic Plan for                                               Plan.            on tasks in
                            keep updated      Partnership for                                                                   the
                            the calendar of   Development 2002-                                                                 negotiating
                            activities for    2005.                                                                             areas.
                            FTAA
                            negotiators.
Maintain          SICE      Keep FTAA         The process of           SICE maintains       OAS regular        This activity    FTAA          SICE staff
FTAA                        Document          creating the FTAA is     the FTAA             fund               is part of       negotiating
Secure Site                 Dissemination     a fundamental            Secure                                  point B of       documents
                            Facility          element of the           Document                                the Work         are posted
                            updated.          Strategic Plan for       Distribution                            Plan.            4 hours
                                              Partnership for          Service                                                  after
                                              Development 2002-                                                                 received
                                              2005.                                                                             from
                                                                                                                                Secretariat
                                                                                                                                .
Update and        SICE      Creation of a     The process of           As part of the       OAS regular        This activity    Course        SICE staff
maintain the                mechanism to      creating the FTAA is     Trade Unit,          fund               is part of       materials
                                                                                   - 51 -
                                                 Relationship with the                                            Relationship                     Staff
                                                                                                 Source of
 Name, place       Organ-                         Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                       between the                    member
                             Description of                                                     funding for
and date of the     izing                           Inter-American       dependency in the                        activity and     Results     respon-sible   Remarks
                              the activity                                                    participation by
   activity        entity                           Program and/or            activity                             the Annual                     for the
                                                                                              the dependency
                                                 cooperation projects                                              Work Plan                      activity
internal                    make                a fundamental            SICE plays an                           points B & D    are made
Website for                 available           element of the           important role in                       of the Work     easily
Georgetown                  course              Strategic Plan for       providing                               Plan.           accessible
course                      materials from      Partnership for          information on                                          to course
(described                  previous years      Development 2002-        trade                                                   participant
below in the                including           2005.                    liberalization                                          s and
Technical                   participants                                 and on the                                              alumni.
Cooperation                 lists, class                                 Hemispheric                                             The site
section, under
“Multilateral
                            schedules,                                   process of                                              provides
and regional                reading lists,                               economic                                                for a
Trade Issues                papers and                                   integration.                                            continual
for the                     presentations                                                                                        learning
Americas: an                on the internet                                                                                      process.
advanced                    for access by
Training                    course
Course for                  participants.
Government
Officials”)
Maintain and      SICE/     NetAmericas         The process of           Coordinator;         OAS Regular        This activity   www.NetA      SICE
improve the       Trade     is a network        creating the FTAA is     works with the       Fund               is part of      mericas.ne    staff/Larisa
NetAmericas       Unit      dedicated to        a fundamental            Trade Unit                              point D of      t             Caicedo
website                     foster the          element of the                                                   the Work
                            exchange of         Strategic Plan for                                               Plan.           120
                            information         Partnership for                                                                  papers
                            and                 Development 2002-                                                                posted on
                            encourage           2005.                                                                            the web
                            critical thinking                                                                                    site;
                            and research                                                                                         provides
                            on the                                                                                               personal
                            processes of                                                                                         informatio
                            hemispheric                                                                                          n for all
                            integration;                                                                                         presenters
                            and is
                            coordinated by
                            the Trade Unit
                                                                                    - 52 -

                                                  Relationship with the                                           Relation-ship                     Staff
                                                                                                  Source of
 Name, place       Organ-                          Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                      between the                     member
                                Description of                                                   funding for
and date of the     izing                            Inter-American       dependency in the                        activity and     Results     respon-sible   Remarks
                                 the activity                                                  participation by
   activity        entity                           Program and/or             activity                            the Annual                      for the
                                                                                               the dependency
                                                  cooperation projects                                              Work Plan                      activity

3- Inter-institutional Cooperation
Technical         Tripartite   Provide           The process of           Coordination of      Partially          This activity   A variety     José M.
support to the    Committ      technical         creating the FTAA is     the Tripartite       funded by the      is contained    of studies    Salazar
FTAA entities     ee:          support to the    a fundamental            Committee is         OAS regular        in point C of   and
                  OAS;         FTAA entities     element of the           shared on a          fund.              the Work        documents
                  United       (Ministerial      Strategic Plan for       rotating basis by                       Plan.           requested
                  Nations      meetings, the     Partnership for          the three                                               by FTAA
                  Economi      Trade             Development 2002-        institutions. The                                       entities
                  c            Negotiations      2005.                    OAS held the
                  Commis       Committee,                                 coordination for
                  sion for     the                                        the period July-
                  Latin        Negotiating                                December 2002.
                  America      Groups,
                  and the      Special
                  Caribbe      Committees
                  an           and the
                  (ECLAC)      Consultative
                  and the      Groups
                  Inter-
                  America
                  n
                  Develop
                  ment
                  Bank
                  (IDB)
Joint             OAS;         Research          The process of           Coordinator          Partially          This activity   Data          José M.
Research          World        project to        creating the FTAA is                          funded by the      is contained    collection    Salazar,
Project on        Bank,        examine and       a fundamental                                 OAS regular        in point C of   and           Sherry
Regulatory        Andean       analyze the       element of the                                fund               the Work        sectoral      Stephenso
Reform and        Commu        impact of trade   Strategic Plan for                                               Plan            analyses      n, Maryse
Services          nity         liberalization    Partnership for                                                                  should        Robert
Liberalization    Secretari    and regulatory    Development 2002-                                                                result in
in the            at           reform on         2005.                                                                            the
Countries of                   policy and                                                                                         examinatio
the Andean                     performance                                                                                        n of the
Community                      in selected                                                                                        relationshi
                                                                               - 53 -
                                             Relationship with the                                           Relation-ship                    Staff
                                                                                             Source of
 Name, place      Organ-                      Strategic Plan, and    Role played by the                      between the                    member
                            Description of                                                  funding for
and date of the    izing                        Inter-American       dependency in the                        activity and     Results    respon-sible   Remarks
                             the activity                                                 participation by
   activity       entity                       Program and/or             activity                            the Annual                     for the
                                                                                          the dependency
                                             cooperation projects                                              Work Plan                     activity
                           service                                                                                           p between
                           sectors in                                                                                        policies
                           countries of                                                                                      applied to
                           the Andean                                                                                        each
                           Community.                                                                                        service
                                                                                                                             sector and
                                                                                                                             its
                                                                                                                             performan
                                                                                                                             ce, and
                                                                                                                             thus
                                                                                                                             identify
                                                                                                                             priorities
                                                                                                                             for policy
                                                                                                                             reform.
                                                                                   - 54 -

                                                                             APPENDIX B:

                                                    PROGRESS MADE BY THE COOPERATION PROJECTS

                                                                  Role of the
                           Type                               dependency in the
                                                                                                                            Staff member
                        (National,     Source and amount            project          Biannual progress
     Project                                                                                                  Results      responsible for   Remarks
                         bilateral,       of financing            (promoter,        report on execution
                                                                                                                             the project
                       multilateral)                             coordinator,
                                                                   executor)
“Trade and           Multilateral      The OAS Trade        The Trade Unit          Multilateral and      A two-week       Pamela Coke
Integration in the                     Unit, the World      partially executes      Regional Trade        training         Hamilton, Paul
Americas:                              Trade                the project, i.e.,      Issues for the        course for       Fisher and
Advanced                               Organization         arranges the Trade      Americas: an          Caribbean        Denise
Training                               (WTO), and the       Course                  advanced              government       Goolsaram
Program for                            University of the    participants’ travel    Training Course       officials on
Government                             West Indies, with    and per diem;           for Government        regional and
Officials”                             the support of the   hiring of personnel     Officials.            multilateral
                                       Government of        to execute the          Barbados. June        trade issues
                                       Nicaragua and        project; as well as     16-27, 2003.          under the
                                       Office of            arranges the                                  Doha
                                       Fellowships of the   professors’ travel                            Agenda for
                                       IACD. Fellowships    and honoraria.                                Development
                                       US$30,000                                                          as well as
                                       WTO $ 69,158         The Trade Unit                                those under
                                       IACD/CIDI            also instructs                                the FTAA,
                                       $ 54,081             several of the                                with an
                                                            courses.                                      emphasis on
                                                                                                          issue of
                                                                                                          interest for
                                                                                                          the
                                                                                                          Caribbean.
                                                                                                          Offered at
                                                                                                          the University
                                                                                                          of the West
                                                                                                          Indies,
                                                                                                          Barbados
“Trade and           Multilateral      The OAS Trade        The Trade Unit          Multilateral and      A two-week       Maryse
Integration in the                     Unit, the World      partially executes      Regional Trade        training         Robert,
Americas:                              Trade                the project, i.e.,      Issues for the        course for       Theresa
Advanced                               Organization         arranges the Trade      Americas: an          Latin            Wetter and Iza
                                                                            - 55 -

                                                           Role of the
                  Type                                 dependency in the
                                                                                                                   Staff member
               (National,      Source and amount             project          Biannual progress
    Project                                                                                           Results     responsible for   Remarks
                bilateral,        of financing             (promoter,        report on execution
                                                                                                                    the project
              multilateral)                               coordinator,
                                                            executor)
Training                      (WTO), and             Course                  advanced              American       Lejárraga
Program for                   Georgetown             participants’ travel    Training Course       government
Government                    University, with the   and per diem;           for Government        officials on
Officials”                    support of the         hiring of personnel     Officials.            regional and
                              Government of          to execute the          Washington,           multilateral
                              Nicaragua and          project; as well as     D.C. June 30-         trade issues
                              Office of              arranges the            July 11, 2003.        under the
                              Fellowships of the     professors’ travel                            Doha
                              IACD.                  and honoraria.                                Agenda for
                              Fellowships                                                          Development
                              US$30,000              The Trade Unit                                as well as
                              WTO $ 53,110           also instructs                                those under
                              IACD/CIDI $            several of the                                the FTAA.
                              70,919                 courses.                                      Offered at
                                                                                                   Georgetown
                                                                                                   University.
                                                                  - 56 -

                                                              APPENDIX C


                FUND                      BUDGETED           EXPENDED                AVAILABLE                        REMARKS

                                                                                                         Staff salaries are obligated until
         REGULAR FUND                                                                                    the end of the year or their
                                          $ 2,359.575      $ 2,027.377.34           $ 332,197.66         expiration date


              FEMCIDI
(administered directly or indirectly by                     $ 53,117.60              $ 71,882.40
                                          $ 125,000
          the dependency)                               (UWI English session)   (G.U. Spanish session)

   SPECIFIC OR TRUST FUNDS                              $ 60,154.07 (WTO UWI
(administered directly or indirectly by                        Session)
                                          $ 1,218.307
          the dependency)                                    $ 183,290.99           $ 974,861.94
                                                            (OAS/CEPCIDI)

            MOBILIZED                     $ 3,702.882       $ 2,323.940              $ 1,378.942




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