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Symposium to Target Free Trade Area of the Americas Issues Panelists include U.S. and international leaders from the legal profession


Various issues associated with the potential implementation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) including legal, economic and social, will be discussed during a symposium hosted by the International Law Review of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law. “Free Trade Area of the Americas: The Implications of a Hemispheric Marketplace,” is being co-sponsored by the Loyola Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice. Panelists will include U.S. and international leaders from the legal profession, academia, and research institutions.


Thursday and Friday, Feb. 5 and 6. The conference begins with a keynote address at 6 p.m. on Thursday and will conclude with a luncheon and closing remarks on Friday at 2 p.m.


Rubloff Auditorium and Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson Street, Water Tower Campus.


Registration is $50 but the symposium is free to members of the Loyola community, and $10 for non-Loyola students. Seating is limited. Validated parking is also available at a number of locations adjacent to the law school. For more information, directions, or registration, contact Sasha Nel, atsnel@luc.edu.


The FTAA is an effort by 34 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, to unite the economies of the Americas into a single free trade area in which barriers to trade and investment will gradually be eliminated. The process began in December 1994 at the Summit of the Americas, and FTAA negotiations were formally launched in April 1998.




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