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U.S.-Colombia FTA News

(Daily News)
April 24, 2012

The United States and Colombia earlier this month agreed to resolve three longstanding sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) barriers to U.S. exports of poultry and rice ahead of the implementation of their bilateral trade agreement, which is scheduled to take place on May 15.

(Daily News)
April 18, 2012

The Obama administration late last week struck a side deal with the Colombian government that cleared the way for the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement to enter into force on May 15 even though Colombia has not formally completed all steps necessary to comply with its FTA obligations, according to informed sources.

(Daily News)
April 17, 2012

House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) yesterday (April 16) signaled his dissatisfaction with Colombia's implementation of the U.S.-Colombia bilateral labor action plan by outlining four key areas where the situation on the ground has not changed significantly when it comes to labor rights protections.

(Daily News)
April 16, 2012

President Obama and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos this weekend announced that the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement will enter into force on May 15. The announcement came after U.S. officials confirmed that Colombia had taken all the necessary steps to comply with the FTA and a bilateral action plan on labor rights that was informally linked to it.

(Daily News)
April 11, 2012

Ahead of President Obama's trip to Colombia this weekend to participate in the Summit of the Americas, both supporters and opponents of the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement are gearing up for a potential announcement by Obama on whether the deal is ready to enter into force.