Free Trade Agreement Colombia And Us

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The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) (Spanish: Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Colombia y Estados Unidos or TLC) is a bilateral free trade agreement between the United States and Colombia. It was signed on 22 November 2006 by John Veroneau, United States Vice Representative for Trade, and Colombian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Jorge Humberto Botero. CTPA is a comprehensive agreement that will eliminate tariffs and other barriers to trade in goods and services between the United States and Colombia[1], including government procurement, investment, telecommunications, electronic commerce, intellectual property rights, and labor and environmental protection[2] The United States Congress. The Colombian Congress approved the agreement and an amending protocol in 2007. The Colombian Constitutional Court completed its review in July 2008 and concluded that the agreement was in conformity with the Colombian Constitution. President Obama tasked the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative with finding a way to address outstanding issues regarding the Colombian Free Trade Agreement. [3] The U.S. Congress then passed the agreement and passed it on October 12, 2011. The agreement entered into force on 15 May 2012. [4] The copyright aspects of the agreement should be transposed into Colombian Law No.

201 of 2012. [10] However, political violence in Colombia has sharply decreased over the past decade and objections to the trade deal have been criticized by Colombians and the Republican Party. Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who signed a Canada-Colombia agreement that entered into force in August 2011, accused opponents of trade agreements with the country of „obstructing Colombia`s development of prosperity,“ adding: „We cannot block the progress of such a country for protectionist reasons and try to use human rights as a front to achieve it.“ [15] President Obama is committed to pursuing an ambitious trade agenda that will help grow our economy and support good jobs for American workers by entering new markets. To achieve this goal, we are trying to create a level playing field that creates economic opportunities for American workers, businesses, farmers and ranchers and ensures that our trading partners have acceptable working conditions and respect fundamental labour rights. As part of this broader trade agenda, the Obama administration has worked closely with the Colombian administration to address the serious and immediate concerns of workers. The result is an agreed „Labour Rights Action Plan“, which will lead to a considerable improvement in labour rights in Colombia. In May 2004, the United States began negotiations for free trade agreements with Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. The United States concluded negotiations with Colombia in February 2006 and the CTPA was signed on 22 November 2006. After the two countries negotiated a protocol of amendment signed on 28 June 2007 on the basis of the „New Trade Policy Template“, a multi-party agreement.

New opportunities for U.S. workers, producers, farmers, and ranchers: More than 80 percent of U.S. exports of consumer and industrial products to Colombia were exempt from tariffs upon entry into effect, with the remaining duties spread over ten years. U.S. products that have benefited from immediate duty-free access include agricultural and construction machinery, aircraft and spare parts, auto parts, fertilizers and agrochemicals, computer equipment, medical and scientific equipment, and wood. . . .

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