CODEL to Colombia: Let’s Get Moving on Free Trade Pact

By January 7, 2010Trade

Haven’t seen this elsewhere. From Colombia Reports, “Uribe to meet US congressmen to speed up FTA approval”:

President Uribe announced that he is meeting U.S. congressmen on Saturday, to request the urgent adoption of the pending free trade agreement.

“I have a meeting on Saturday with a group of parliamentarians from the United States and I will say with all honesty and with all solidarity that we need the rapid adoption of this agreement,” Uribe stated, as reported by Colombian media.

Uribe reiterated that there was no reason to delay the agreement, and that its passage would allow Colombia to take the lead in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism.

Uribe stressed that Colombia remains in search of new markets, and is awaiting approval of an FTA with Canada.

The NAM has a website devoted to the pending U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which would reduce the current average 14 percent tariffs on U.S. products shipped to Colombia.

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