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FAS' Monitoring of the Administration's Trade Agreement Initiatives

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Foreign Agricultural Service
Foreign Agricultural Service
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop and implement written procedures to ensure FAS specifically includes the Administration?s initiatives in its Strategic Plan.

Develop and implement written procedures for generating TAP. These procedures, at a minimum, should include actions to ensure FAS updates TAP on a consistent basis.

Develop and implement written review procedures to determine the effectiveness of the actions taken by FAS in TAP.

Consult with the USDA Performance Improvement Officer to identify the actions needed for FAS to assess its performance while working with USTR during the trade negotiation process.

Develop and implement a written plan for reviewing and evaluating FAS' performance during the trade negotiation process. This plan should include a review of FAS' actions to promote the Department's goals and interests and the Administration's trade initiatives in FAS' coordination with USTR on a regular basis throughout the negotiation process.