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U.S.-Colombia FTA News

(Daily News)
July 07, 2016

Labor and human rights groups are “cautiously optimistic” after Colombian Labor Minister Clara Lopez told them in a private meeting July 6 that more needs to be done to get meaningful results from a labor action plan meant to bring the South American government into compliance with the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement.

(Daily News)
May 17, 2016

The AFL-CIO and five Colombian labor unions on Monday (May 16) filed a petition under the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement alleging that Colombia has violated its obligations under the FTA to enforce laws that reflect international labor standards in the oil and sugar cane production sectors in five major areas.

(Daily News)
October 03, 2015

ATLANTA – The Peruvian government has pledged to its domestic apparel industry that it will try to seek a commitment from the United States in the context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to allow Peru and Colombia to jointly produce apparel items that would qualify for duty preferences under either country's bilateral free trade agreement with the U.S., according to a Peruvian business representative. 

(Daily News)
August 07, 2015

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Barbara Weisel signaled to congressional staff Thursday (Aug. 6) that it is unrealistic for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries to hold another ministerial in August, although she said negotiators had made significant progress toward a deal during their latest meeting in Hawaii, according to congressional sources.