[House Document 108-193]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



                                     

108th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 108-193


 
 NOTIFICATION TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT 
                               OF BAHRAIN

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE 
GOVERNMENT OF BAHRAIN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2105(a)(1)(A) OF THE 
 TRADE ACT OF 2002 (PUB. L. 107-210), PURSUANT TO 19 U.S.C. 2112(e)(1)




    June 16, 2004.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of the Trade Act of 
2002, (Public Law 107-210; the ``Trade Act''), I am pleased to 
notify the Congress of my intent to enter into a Free Trade 
Agreement (FTA) with the Government of Bahrain.
    This agreement will create new opportunities for America's 
workers, farmers, businesses, and consumers by eliminating 
barriers in trade with Bahrain. Entering into an FTA with 
Bahrain will not only strengthen our bilateral ties with this 
important ally, it will also advance my goal of a U.S.-Middle 
East Free Trade Area (MEFTA) by 2013.
    Consistent with the Trade Act, I am sending this 
notification at least 90 days in advance of signing the United 
States-Bahrain FTA. My Administration looks forward to working 
with the Congress in developing appropriate legislation to 
approve and implement this free trade agreement.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, June 15, 2004.