OAS

 
United States-Jordan
Text of the agreement
  Background and Negotiations
    On 6 June 2000, the United States and Jordan announced that they would begin the negotiation of a free trade agreement. The negotiations concluded with the signing of the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (USJFTA) on 24 October, 2000. On 23 July 2001 the United States and Jordan exchanged letters clarifying each Party's understanding of the implementation of the Agreement's dispute settlement provisions.

Documents relating to the negotiations
24 October 2000 United States and Jordan sign free trade agreementPDF
24 October 2000 Joint Statement on Environmental CooperationPDF
24 October 2000 Joint Statements and Side Letters
Source: National Archives and Records Administration, Clinton White House archive; Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

  Entry Into Force
   

The U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement came into force on 17 December 2001.

The Jordanian Parliament ratified the agreement on 9 May 2001. The U.S.-Jordan FTA  text and implementing legislation was submitted to Congress in January 2001. Legislation was passed in House (H.R. 2603) on 31 July 2001 and in the Senate on 24 September 2001.  The bill was signed by the President on 28 September 2001 and became Public Law N 107-043.

Documents relating to the entry into force

07 December 2001 Proclamation 7512 - To Implement the Agreement between the United States of America and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Establishment of a Free Trade AreaPDF
27 November 2001 Letter from Jordan to the United States on implementing legislationPDF
27 November 2001 Letter from United States to Jordan on implementing legislationPDF
28 September 2001 Act to Implement the agreement establishing a United States-Jordan Free Trade area (Public Law 107-43)PDF
28 September 2001 President signs U.S.-Jordan Free Trade AgreementPDF
03 January 2001 United States-Jordan Free Trade Area Implementation Act (H.R. 2603)
Source: National Archives and Records Administration, Clinton White House archive; U.S. Federal Register; United States International Trade Commission (USITC)

  Implementation of the agreement
   

Article 15 of the United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement establishes a Joint Committee to supervise the implementation of the Agreement and to review the trade relationship between the Parties.

Documents relating to the Labor Subcommittee

26 June 2014 Amman, Jordan. Second meeting of the Labor Subcommittee of the U.S.-Jordan FTA PDF new!
  BulletJoint Statement of the Labor Subcommittee of the United States – Jordan Free Trade Agreement PDF new!
September 2009 Amman, Jordan. First meeting of the Labor Subcommittee of the U.S.-Jordan FTA PDF
Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
  Related Articles and Studies
   
September 2001 Office of the U.S. President. Overview of the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade AgreementPDF
May 2001 Congressional Research Service (CRS), Report to Congress.  U.S.-Jordan Free Trade AgreementPDF
  Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Final Environmental Review of the U.S.-Jordan FTA PDF

  Sources
   
 

Spanish version  
Recent Developments
   26 June 2014. Second meeting of the Labor Subcommittee of the U.S.-Jordan FTA new!

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