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U.S.-Colombia FTA News

(In Trade)
October 29, 2018

The op-ed says several countries “are abusing compulsory licensing laws, which allow domestic manufacturers to infringe on foreign inventors' patents to create copycat products.”

(Daily News)
October 11, 2018

Colombia committed in April to update the U.S. every 60 days on commitments the country has made to avoid losing some benefits under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

(Daily News)
October 09, 2018

Following meetings between trade officials from Bogota and Washington last week, the U.S. extended the deadline for Colombia to terminate a controversial truck-scrapping program by six months, according to Colombian press reports and sources familiar with the meetings.

(Daily News)
September 12, 2018

The U.S. could suspend some benefits under its free trade agreement with Colombia if a truck-scrapping program is not terminated by the end of December, according to sources and documents.

(In Trade)
September 07, 2018

“The policy of President Iván Duque is the following: He is not going to negotiate a new trade agreement.”

(Daily News)
August 03, 2018

Trade officials from Washington and Bogota met this week to review the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, with the U.S flagging “issues of concern” similar to those it raised during Colombia’s accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

(In Trade)
July 09, 2018

“What I want is that we diversify products, bring more investment and improve the 'phytosanitary diplomacy.' We managed to get mango and avocado to the USA. but you have to open the door to more products.”

(Daily News)
June 25, 2018

The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement tops a list of Latin American deals the Trump administration plans to re-open, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.

(Daily News)
April 27, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, in its annual Special 301 report on the state of intellectual property protection and enforcement by U.S. trading partners, has elevated Canada and Colombia to its list of most egregious intellectual property violators and also spotlighted continued IP concerns it has with China.

(Daily News)
April 26, 2018

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Trade Committee this week decided to indefinitely postpone a vote to approve Colombia’s accession into the group, according to industry sources and Colombian press reports.

(In Trade)
April 20, 2018

“We think we’ve done everything that is necessary and that being said we are very optimistic that we can conclude the process.”

(In Trade)
January 11, 2018

Levin: “So, by just saying 'we are going to keep talking' -- there needs to be solid action. It's as clear as that. It may not be as simple as that but it's as clear as that.”

(Daily News)
January 09, 2018

The Labor Department on Tuesday issued a progress assessment calling on Colombia to more fully comply with obligations outlined in the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, a move that continues “contact point” consultations between the two governments.

(In Trade)
November 09, 2017

The country tells USTR it “persists on working on the implementation of its obligations under the U.S.-Colombian Trade Promotion Agreement.”

(Daily News)
October 27, 2017

Industry groups are calling on the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to elevate Colombia to its list of most egregious intellectual property violators, claiming that Bogota's IP regime runs afoul of commitments it made in its trade agreement with the U.S. and violates World Trade Organization obligations.

(Daily News)
October 13, 2017

Top Democrats on the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means committees this week lamented what they view as a lack of response from the Labor Department on its assessment of any progress made by Colombia in an ongoing labor dispute under the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement.