Free Trade Agreement Trio, If Colombia Meets Benchmarks

A trio of long-delayed trade agreements hinge on whether Colombia shows progress in implementing labor-rights benchmarks. Colombia is due to report to the Obama administration today. The Obama Administration has been pushing to open trade with Colombia, Panama and South Korea since appointing Ron Kirk as the principal trade advisor last June in the US Trade Representatives. The Colombia trade agreement would eliminate tariffs and other barriers to U.S. exports, which totaled $12 billion last...Full Story
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