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Assault on Colombian trade unions continues
Two months after a free trade agreement between the US and Colombia went into effect, workers continue to face attacks.
Colombia strengthens ‘blood’ brotherhood with Korea
The Korea-Colombia Free Trade Agreement will be a win-win opportunity for both economies and help further strengthen the “brotherhood” forged through blood during the Korea War, the Colombian Ambassador said Tuesday.
Korea, Colombia conclude free trade deal
The leaders of Korea and Colombia announced early Tuesday morning that the two countries had finished the negotiations for a free trade agreement.
Colombia-Costa Rica FTA in the offing
Colombia and Costa Rica have agreed to rapidly conclude negotiations towards a free trade agreement which will cut tariff barriers to trade from as early as the first half of 2013, and pave the way for Costa Rica to become the fifth member of a regional trade bloc.
Peru, EU to sign FTA on June 26 in Brussels
Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Jose Luis Silva announced Thursday that the Multipartite Trade Agreement between the European Union, Peru and Colombia, known as Free Trade Agreement (FTA), will be signed on June 26 in Brussels, Belgium.
Colombia-EU FTA will pass before July: Minister
Colombia’s trade minister announced Thursday that the free trade agreement with the European Union would be finalized June 26.
EU-Colombia-Peru FTA Criticized
The director of the weekly newspaper Voz, organ of the Colombian Communist Party, Carlos Lozano, described the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) recently signed between the European Union (EU) and Colombia as "very negative".
Two suits challenge copyright law under US-Colombia FTA
Colombia’s Constitutional Court will hear two suits challenging the new copyright law under the country’s free trade agreement with the United States, local media reported Tuesday.
EU ministers approve free trade deal with Colombia & Peru
European Union trade ministers Thursday approved the signing and provisional application of a multipartite free trade agreement with Colombia and Peru.
USA-Colombia Free Trade Agreement worries poultry producers
The Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the USA is going through, freeing Colombian exports from Washington politics. Colombian poultry producers appear to have pulled the wrong straw, however.
South Korea, Colombia close to striking FTA: trade officials
Trade officials in Seoul indicated yesterday that South Korea and Colombia will soon conclude a free trade agreement (FTA).
Canadian human rights report on Colombia a ’sick joke’
The Canadian government’s human rights report tabled in Parliament Tuesday regarding implementation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement might as well have been a comic strip of three monkeys: "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
Human rights report on Colombia panned as ’whitewash’
Canada’s free trade deal with Colombia is again threatening to explode into controversy after the Conservative government released a report this week that was supposed to detail the agreement’s impact on Colombia’s human rights situation — but didn’t.
Colombia-US: Trade deal "Throws country into jaws of multinationals," critics say
The entry into force of Colombia’s free trade agreement with the United States was met by student protests and opposition from a segment of the business community, small farmers, and trade unionists.
China calls for early start of free trade agreement negotiations with Colombia
China on Thursday called for an early launch of negotiations on a free trade agreement with Colombia.
Tropieza el TLC con Corea
La intención gubernamental era finalizar la negociación comercial con Corea, el principal aliado estratégico de Colombia en Asia, meta que al parecer se frustró por razones estratégicas y técnicas.
’Gringo superpigs’ threaten Colombia’s pork trade: Report
The new FTA with the U.S. will bring "gringo superpigs" to Colombia, threatening the country’s domestic pork trade, newspaper Diario Del Huila claimed Wednesday.
Labor action and inaction in Colombia free trade deal
As the media swarmed over the scandal surrounding the Secret Service’s alleged carousing with prostitutes in Colombia, another questionable financial transaction slipped quietly through the backdoor of hemispheric diplomacy.
Costa Rica to Start Trade Talks With Korea, Colombia in 2012
Costa Rica plans to start negotiating free trade agreements with South Korea and Colombia this year and complete an accord with members of the European Free Trade Area by October, the country’s trade minister said.
Obama approves Colombia FTA —despite continued anti-labor violence
At the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, US President Barack Obama announced approval of Colombia’s supposed progress in protecting labor rights, allowing the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement to take effect next month. US trade representative Ron Kirk said at a Cartagena press conference that the agreement provides "an opportunity to help stand up for the rights of workers... This is a significant milestone."