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Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Latin America, the US and Canada.

last update: May 2012


Vancouver mining company Eco Oro sues Colombia over protection of Santurbán wetland
While Eco Oro claims to have invested US$250 million in the project, it is seeking US$764 million as compensation for the cancellation of the project.
US-Brazil wheat deal worries local, Argentine farmers
Farmers in Brazil and Argentina are concerned about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s agreement to import 750,000 tonnes of wheat from the United States without the 10 percent tariff .
Joint statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro
The two leaders made a number of trade-related commitments, including allowing for the annual importation of 750 thousand tons of American wheat to Brazil at zero rate and the possible resumption of US beef imports from Brazil.
Wheat farmers welcome new export opportunity from Trump Administration agreement with Brazil
This agreement opens an annual opportunity for US wheat farmers to compete on a level playing field for 750,000 metric tons (about 28 million bushels) of wheat under the tariff rate quota.
US wheat and Brazilian fresh beef included in agriculture talks in Washington
Brazil is considering granting an import quota of 750,000 metric tons of US wheat per year without tariffs in exchange for other trade concessions, according to Brazilian officials.
Venezuela’s Guaido to appeal $8.75 billion ConocoPhillips award
Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido plans to appeal a $8.75 billion award issued to ConocoPhillips by the World Bank’s arbitration tribunal last week.
El Salvador top court suspends scrapping of Taiwan trade accord
El Salvador’s highest court temporarily suspended the cancellation of a free trade pact with Taiwan.
Venezuela must pay Conoco over $8 billion: World Bank
Venezuela must pay ConocoPhillips more than $8 billion to compensate for the 2007 expropriation of oil assets by the country’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, the World Bank ruled.
Costa Rica legislators approve TLC with Korea
Negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea was begun by the Chinchilla administration (2010-2014), completed in 2016 and now only requires the President’s signature to go into force.
French firm Suez explores selling off debt claim against Argentina
French waste and water group Suez SA has contacted "specialised funds" about possibly selling its debt claims to Argentina, the group announced.

    Links


  • Americans For Free Trade
    A broad coalition of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs.
  • Americas Policy Program
    The Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.
  • Biodiversidad en América Latina
  • Bloque Verde
    No hay ambiente para el TLC en Costa Rica
  • Citizens Trade Campaign - Bilateral Agreements
    The Citizens Trade Campaign is a US coalition of environmental, labor, consumer, family farm, religious, and other civil society groups founded in 1992 during the fight over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Consejo de Investigaciones e Información en Desarrollo -CIID -
    Institución que impulsa el desarrollo de Guatemala y Centroamérica, a través de la investigación y la promoción de programas de desarrollo
  • Costa Rica Solidaria - NO al TLC
    Esta semana lo más relevante de nuestra lucha
  • Ecuador contra el TLC - Movilizaciones de Marzo 2006
    Photos
  • GMA
    The Grocery Manufacturers of America is a major lobby group on US FTAs
  • LATN
    The Latin American Trade Network is an independent and interdisciplinary research network
  • Movimiento Cultura frente al TLC
    El Movimiento Cultura frente al TLC es un colectivo de artistas que viaja por las comunidades llevando música, teatro, poesía, danza, pintura y talleres, informando a l@s costarricenses sobre las graves consecuencias que tendría para nuestro país la aplicación del Tratado de "Libre" "Comercio" (TLC)
  • NFTC
    The National Foreign Trade Council is a US business organisation lobbying the US government on its foreign trade policy
  • Trrade for People and Planet
    We want trade deals to be democratic, to benefit working people and the environment. We need to revolutionize the trade model and create a new global economy based on collaboration and ecological well-being.
  • US State Department Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs
    The Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs ensures that the overall foreign policy goals of the U.S. Government are factored into the development of U.S. bilateral trade policy.
  • US-Japan Business Council
    USJBC has been pushing for a US-Japan FTA
  • USTR
  • USTR National Trade Estimate Report
    Annual assessment of obstacles to US trade interests in foreign countries