The United States and Colombia finally inked a deal on a free trade agreement after Colombia agreed to increase the protection of their workers and union leaders. This pact is expected to increase U.S. exports to Colombia by more than $1 billion a year, and could result in the creation of thousands of American jobs. [...]
Chief executive of Boeing is urging Congress to pass languishing free trade agreements with Colombia and South Korea.
The largest Colombian export mission ever to the United States is in Miami this week for two-days of match-making sessions with pre-selected importers. High on the agenda for sale: women’s lingerie and other clothing, processed foods, books and other manufactured goods, Colombian officials said. To help offset a drop in trade due to disputes with [...]
US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke outlined a new plan to increase US exports last week in a keynote speech at the National District Export Council Conference. Locke outlined 4 strategies for increasing exports. I’m not counting his “other strategies” here, IMO “other” is not a strategy! Boosting Trade Promotion Activities: Encourage companies to export or [...]
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa speaks with Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow in an interesting video/podcast. Pres. Correa briefly touches upon his views on free trade agreements, quoted below from Democracy Now. AMY GOODMAN: You are not talking about a free trade agreement with the United States, but you are with the European Union. Why? PRESIDENT RAFAEL [...]