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FTA with South Korea is ‘a car bomb’ for Colombia’s industrial sector: Senator
One of the most popular and outspoken Colombian senators on Tuesday rebuked the pending free trade agreement (FTA) between Colombia and South Korea on the grounds that it undermines industrial potential.
Costa Rica resumes free-trade negotiations with Colombia
Officials from Costa Rica and Colombia on Monday began a fourth round of free-trade negotiations that are expected to address the most sensitive issues of market access, officials said.
Europe urges Colombia to speed up FTA
The European Union on Wednesday urged Colombia’s congress to fast track ratification of a free trade agreement signed in June and ratified by the European Parliament earlier this week.
European Parliament approves Colombia trade pact
The European Parliament on Tuesday ratified a free trade agreement with Colombia and Peru despite human and labor rights concerns.
Critics warn of EU free trade deal with Peru and Colombia
The EU is set to liberalize trade with Colombia and Peru. Human rights organisations fear that Latin American farmers will suffer.
Colombia FTA with EU may increase money laundering: Report
A free trade pact between the EU, Colombia and Peru will increase the risk of illegal money flows and capital flight, said a report Wednesday from a group of Members of the European Parliament.
FTA: the Colombian road map does not respect EP conditions
Open letter to the European Parliament from the Interantional Federation for Human Right
Death squads, murder and US corruption in Colombia
News broke this week that Francisco Santos, who served as Colombia’s VP under President Alvaro Uribe from 2002 to 2010, met three times with leaders of the right-wing paramilitary organization known as the AUC. That Santos, who openly urged AUC death squads to carry out killings, was the standard bearer for Colombia’s FTA lobbying efforts is emblematic of what the FTA is all about.
The role of bilateral investment treaties in mitigating project finance’s risks: The case of Colombia
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) have been widely used as a warranty against political risks in developing countries. This paper analyzes the most substantive provisions of the Colombian signed BITs and the investment chapter of the US-Colombian FTA in order to determine their impact on risk mitigation.
Colombia on its way to free trade pact with China
China and Colombia begin their first steps toward a free trade agreement as well as sign several other trade agreements further promoting trade between the two countries.
Colombian steelworkers plan strikes against FTA with Turkey
Workers from Colombia’s Sintrametal metalworkers union are planning strikes and blockades to call on the government to refrain from signing the free trade agreement being negotiated with Turkey.
Free trade deal with Colombia designed to help Japanese carmakers
Japan is set to begin talks with Colombia on an economic partnership agreement in the hope that it will spur vehicle exports to the third-largest market in Latin America.
En mon nom, ne le ratifiez pas!
Signe et envoie une lettre à tes député(e)s européen(ne)s pour exprimer ton refus face à la ratification des Accords de Libre Echange et des Accords d΄Association entre l΄Union européenne et la Colombie, le Pérou et l΄Amérique centrale.
In my name, don’t ratify!
Sign and send a letter to your MEPs to reject the ratification of the Free Trade Agreements and Association Agreements between the European Union and Colombia, Perú and Central America.
Regional cooperation or ‘free trade’?
Ché Guevara once summarized “free trade” between the imperialist and underdeveloped countries as a “free fox among free chickens.”
Ex-GM workers in Colombia sew lips shut in protest
The former GM workers chose the grounds next to the US Embassy to stage their hunger strike because of the labor action plan agreed to between Colombia and the US last year under the countries’ free trade agreement — which both governments, and General Motors, have igored.
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.