On August 6, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Trade Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-210). Title XXI of the act granted "trade promotion authority" (TPA) to the President. Those provisions included negotiating objectives for trade agreements. They also stipulated that if the notification and consultation requirements and other conditions specified were met by the President, implementing legislation could be considered under expedited legislative procedures (limited debate and no amendment). This report gives an overview of the TPA provisions in the Trade Act of 2002, which could apply to a number of ongoing trade negotiations. It will not be updated.