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The U.S.-Colombia FTA Is Now in Force, Offering Significant Benefits to Importers and Exporters

The United States-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has now entered into force, increasing market access for U.S. goods and services in the Colombian market.  President Obama signed the formal “Presidential Trade Proclamation” on May 14. Effective May 15, 2012, the FTA eliminates duties on 80 percent of U.S. exports of consumer and industrial products to Colombia, including agricultural

North American Leaders Discuss Possible Expansion of the TPP Talks

President Obama met with the heads of state of Canada and Mexico on Tuesday, April 3 at the North American Leaders’ Summit.  Canadian Prime Minister Harper and Mexican President Calderon used the Summit as an opportunity to express their frustration with President Obama that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has not yet