[House Document 109-60] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 109th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 109-60 NOTIFICATION TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE SULTANATE OF OMAN __________ MESSAGE from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE SULTANATE OF OMAN, 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)
October 18, 2005.--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 intention to enter into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Sultanate of Oman. The Agreement will generate export opportunities for U.S. companies, farmers, and ranchers, help create jobs in the United States, and help American consumers save money while offering them more choices. Entering into an FTA with Oman will build on the FTAs that we already have with Israel, Jordan, and Morocco, as well as the FTA that we have concluded with Bahrain, and will be an important step on the path to fulfilling my vision of developing economic growth and democracy in the Middle East and creating 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 FTA. My Administration looks forward to working with the Congress in developing appropriate legislation to approve and implement this Agreement. George W. Bush. The White House, October 17, 2005.