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

last update: May 2012


US – Ecuador trade deal comes into effect
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that a mini trade deal between the US and Ecuador, originally signed in December 2020, has come into effect.
Lasso will meet with López Obrador in Mexico to request the entry of Ecuador to the Pacific Alliance
Ecuador will propose the free trade agreement with Mexico, with the purpose that, in the shortest possible time, Ecuador can enter the Pacific Alliance
New Ecuadorian government teams up with powerful international lobbies to rejoin investment treaties prohibited by the constitution
Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) allow foreign capitalists to run roughshod over the rights of Ecuadorians.
The Government of Ecuador wants to negotiate a free trade agreement with the United States
Ecuador wants to negotiate a free trade agreement with the United States, its main trading partner, as its neighbors Colombia and Peru have already done.
Decades of trade deals brought only slight benefit to US economy, commission says
The conclusions of the study, commissioned by Congress, could lead to a dry period for new trade pacts.
Biden’s fast-track trade authority is set to expire this week
President Joe Biden is about to lose one of his main tools for getting trade agreements passed in Congress, dimming the outlook for deals already in the works with UK and Kenya.
Peru, Nicaragua begin free trade agreement negotiations
Peru and Nicaragua began the first round of negotiations to form a free trade agreement.
In Washington, ‘free trade’ is no longer gospel
Like its predecessor, the Biden administration has largely dispensed with the idea of free trade as a goal in and of itself.
Biden to focus on trade enforcement after years of Trump tariffs
President Joe Biden’s administration is setting up its trade policy to prioritize enforcement of existing commitments by the US’s partners over negotiating more deals to open new export markets.
Will a US-Ecuador trade deal lead to a broader pact?
How likely are the two countries to engage in talks for a broader trade agreement in the near future, and how would that differ from the phase-one treaty?

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  • 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 [email protected] 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