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U.S.-Colombia FTA News

(Daily News)
August 02, 2019

U.S. trade and labor officials traveled to Colombia last week to meet with government officials and labor representatives to assess the country’s compliance with commitments outlined in the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

(Daily News)
June 28, 2019

House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) this week raised the possibility of initiating a Section 301 investigation into Colombian labor practices, while other members of his caucus also called on the administration to take action.

(In Trade)
June 03, 2019

Potential Panamanian customers are also a target for more than 50 companies and business groups headed to Bogotá.

(Daily News)
April 15, 2019

After meeting with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Colombian President Iván Duque said on Sunday that the U.S. and Colombia should bolster bilateral trade relations via a “more innovative agenda.”

(Daily News)
February 14, 2019

Following meetings with President Trump and lawmakers in Washington, DC this week, Colombian President Iván Duque said his country intends to export more to the U.S. market and buy more U.S. products, as well as improve the existing bilateral agreement between the two countries.

(In Trade)
January 18, 2019

The signing of the law completes a process that began several years ago, despite U.S. concerns trade concerns.

(In Trade)
January 09, 2019

The secretary of State and Colombian President Iván Duque discussed how to eliminate trade barriers, boost U.S. agricultural exports.

(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.