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OFFICIALS SAY CHILE FTA PROVISIONS ON PROFESSIONAL VISAS ARE SETTLED

February 21, 2003 at 5:00 AM
Despite criticism from the labor community and some congressional staff, Bush Administration officials said that a dispute over provisions in the Chile free trade agreement expanding access to the U.S. job market for Chilean workers has been settled in a way that answers objections raised by members of Congress during negotiations on the issue. Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere Regina Vargo said Feb. 14 that USTR had negotiated a side letter with Chile on movement of natural...


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