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Colombia to start new FTA approval lobby

Colombia Reports | 04 January 2011

Colombia to start new FTA approval lobby

Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s Vice President Angelino Garzon will travel to Washington to lobby the ratification of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the U.S. and Colombia, Caracol Radio reported on Tuesday.

According to the radio station, Garzon will meet with lawmakers and labor unions while in the U.S.

The vice president told the radio station that he will be traveling to Washington with a delegation of Colombian businessmen and union representatives.

The U.S.-Colombia FTA was signed by the countries’ governments in 2006, but under pressure of U.S. labor unions was never ratified by Congress because of the labor rights situation in the Andean nation.

 source: Colombia Reports