Free Trade With Colombia
Expanding Commerce in the Western HemisphereBuy Full Issue$34.95
On November 22, 2006, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative John Veroneau and Colombian Minister of Trade, Industry, and Tourism Jorge Humberto Botero signed the U.S.-Colombian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), which would eliminate all trade barriers between the two nations. The agreement is the latest in a line of trade deals between the United States and Western Hemisphere nations, starting with Mexico and Canada and expanding to include Chile, Central America, the Dominican Republic, and Peru, with the ultimate objective to create a free-trade zone spanning all of the Americas.
The agreement’s supporters argue th…
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Pro & Con
Should the U.S. House of Representatives Suspend "Fast Track" Consideration of the Colombian Free Trade Agreement?